The Sea of Galilee: Run! Run! Run!

About 4,000 runners will dash off from Israel’s lakeside city of Tiberias for the 30th International Tiberias Marathon — 42,195 beautiful meters (about 26-1/4 miles) -– on January 4, 2007.
Below sea level, the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) has always conveyed an alluring atmosphere of mystery as the shore is dotted with evocative ancient Christian historic sites like Capernaum, Tabgha, the Mount of Beatitudes. Tiberias itself has been a winter resort since ancient times.

The 30th International Tiberias Marathon is actually the grande finale of an exciting week of activities and events. Everybody joins in the big pasta dinner on Wednesday night January 3 to stoke up before the race begins at 9 a.m. on January 4th. The shorter 10-km (6-1/4 mile race) race begins 10 minutes later.

Prize money totals more than $100,000, and the winner could bring home almost $40,000. Highly accomplished Ethiopian, Kenyan, and European runners have signed up. Minimum age is 19, and 15 for the 10-km run. Each participant will receive a special medal to commemorate the event.

Registration (electronic) closes December 31, 2006.
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