Fancy the challenge of running in an awesome place where the sun, sea and desert meet? Then look no further than the 2nd Eilat Desert International Marathon that is happening on the 27 November 2015 in Israel.
Eilat is a southern Israeli port and resort city on the Red Sea. The Eilat desert offers a wonderful and unique experience that is lapped in a Bedouin-like scene. The expansive desert provides a rich and diverse ecosystem that is home to hundreds of different animal and bird species and numerous geographical wonders.
The first edition of the Eilat International Desert Marathon and the 4th edition of the Desert Half Marathon in 2014 saw around 1,500 runners participating. There will be four categories for the race, the full marathon, half marathon, 10km and 5km. Participants will start at the Sun Bay, Herod Hotel Promenade. There is quicksand in some parts of the ascent and it is recommended to run in the margins of the route in places where the earth is compacted.
If you do not have any experience running in a hot climate or on desert terrain, you may wish to make more preparation. The harsh nature of the desert environment — the heat and the cold, the sand and the wind, the merciless sun – all of these factors combine to make the race much tougher than the distance itself would suggest.
While this may not be an easy race, you will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. After the race, you can enjoy the Israeli city’s beaches, coral reef and nightlife as well as the entertainment and pleasures offered by the city’s well-developed tourist industry.
For more information about this amazing marathon, you can visit Eilat Desert International Marathon official site.