Palestine Marathon in Bethlehem – 21st of April 2013

Palestine MarathonVisitor Information Center in Bethlehem would like to present the ‘Right to Movement – 1st Palestine Marathon’, which will take place in Bethlehem on the 21st of April 2013.

“Running is a means of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot. Having the right to move means that you have the choice, possibility and right to move from A to B at any time and for any reason. The right to movement is a basic human right as stipulated in Article 13 of the UN Human Rights Charter.”

The organization ‘Right to Movement’ invites everybody to join the event who wants “to run, move and move things, and to support the human rights”. The start and finish point will be the Church of the Nativity – to create the unique atmosphere. The marathon means 42,195 km … but there are also ‘half marathon’ and 10 km or 5 km runs. Anybody, who wants to take part in any of the runs needs to register – info about the registration can be found on ‘Right to Movement – Palestine Marathon’.

“Everyone involved in Right to Movement is working on a voluntary basis and all funds (donations and registration fees) goes to the actual implementation and holding of the marathon. In addition, Palestinian runners only pay NIS 20 (USD 5), so we ensure broad Palestinian participation. As such, your registration fee covers the implementation and holding of the marathon – and Palestinian registration.” – we read on the ‘Right to Movement – Palestine Marathon’ website. The 5 km run is free for all the participants.

To know more info check the link ‘Right to Movement – Palestine Marathon’ or contact them at:

The course of the run is shown under this link:

There is also a Palestine Marathon Training group for preparation to the run – join them!


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