Run Palestine 2023

Saturday 4th March to Saturday 11th March 2023
Join Team Amos and run the Palestine full or half marathon in Bethlehem to raise vital funds for our Palestine Justice campaign.

Run Palestine 2023
Details 

  • Dates: Saturday 4th March to Saturday 11th March 2023
  • Visiting: Jerusalem, Hebron and Bethlehem — home of the Palestine Marathon
  • Staying in: Jerusalem and Bethlehem 
  • Flying from: Luton Airport
  • Led by: Amos Trust’s Megan Williams and Chris Rose 

Flights

Please note that you will need to book your own flights for this trip. The Amos team will be travelling out on Saturday 4th March 2023 from London Luton Airport, departing at 11:40 am on EasyJet flight EZY208 and arriving at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv at 18:40 local time.

This trip is ideal for: 

  • first-time marathon runners who are running to support Palestinians,
  • experienced runners who want to take part in a unique Marathon, 
  • those who want to push themselves further by taking part in the ½ Marathon, 10km or 5km,
  • all those who want to run in support of Palestinians, and,
  • those who are new to Palestine/Israel or have visited many times before.

Cost: £700

Note: Prices are based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Single rooms are available for a supplementary fee of £150. We will add this cost to your balance invoice if you choose a single room on your booking form.

Members of Team Amos at the start line for the 2017 Palestine Marathon.

Members of Team Amos at the start line for the 2017 Palestine Marathon
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About this trip

The Palestine Marathon is a unique experience which is now nearly as popular in Bethlehem as Christmas! Join 10,000 other runners for this celebration of the right to movement in a city hemmed in by the Separation Wall and Israel’s illegal settlement building programme. 

Set up to raise awareness of the fact that you can’t run 26 miles in Bethlehem without going through a checkpoint or literally hitting the Wall, this is a unique course, and as it includes Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10km, and family-friendly 5km runs, is ideal for all ages and abilities.  

Fundraising

We ask all team members to use the Marathon as an opportunity to raise vital funds for our work in the West Bank and Gaza. You can read more about this incredible work here. We ask that you do your best to raise £1000 or more through sponsorship and/or local events.

Amos Trust’s fundraising team will be on hand to help you every step of the way. Contact megan@amostrust.org if you would like to chat about this before committing. Otherwise, our fundraising team will be in touch as soon as you sign up to take part to assist you.

I felt like I’d been run over by a bus the next day, but I wouldn’t have changed it for the world. I loved raising money, I loved being in Palestine and seeing where the money I had raised for Amos was going, I loved doing the run, and I loved being part of the team. And I really really really loved all those falafels. Tara Wigley, Ottolenghi 

Run Palestine revolves around the Marathon, but you will also have time to:  

  • visit the historical sites in Jerusalem’s Old City, 
  • spend time in Bethlehem, seeing the Separation Wall first hand, visit Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel, and meet with Amos partners, Holy Land Trust, Wi’amAlrowwad and HIRN,
  • visit Hebron to understand more of the impact of Israel’s Occupation,
  • walk down the Wadi Qelt to Jericho and visit the Dead Sea, 
  • run with Right To Movement – Amos’ close friends, the founders of the Palestine Marathon and partners in our Run The Wall fundraiser.

What you need to know

Amos Trust team will be travelling out on Saturday 4th March 2023 from London Luton Airport, departing at 11:40 am on Easyjet flight EZY 208 and arriving at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv at 18:40 local time. 

We will return on Saturday 11th March, leaving Tel Aviv on the 19:35 Easyjet flight that arrives back at London Luton at 23:10.

Please read the trip Essential Information before booking.

Our Palestine travel programme is a vital part of our Change The Record campaign, which promotes Palestinian rights.

We closely monitor the rules and advice on international travel and seek to keep all those travelling with us abreast of any significant changes. The safety and well-being of all those involved in our travel programme are paramount to us.

Code of Conduct

Before booking, please make sure that you have read and understood our Code of Conduct.

Book now

To book your place and pay your deposit for this unique trip, simply click here or on the Book Now button near the top of the page. If you have any questions about this trip, please read the accompanying Essential Information web page.  

Offsetting Emissions

Amos Trust is very conscious of the environmental impact of flying. However, we believe that the importance of our travel programme in promoting Palestinian rights warrants these flights, and we seek to ensure that we make the best possible use of them.

We offset the carbon burnt on our trips through a tree-planting programme with our partners and offer all participants the chance to do the same. 

For example, a return flight from London Heathrow to Ben Gurion Tel Aviv emits approximately 1.2 tonnes of CO2. We calculate the total Carbon Compensation cost for this is £30.
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* The situation in the West Bank can be quite fluid, and plans may need to change at the last minute.

NB: Please do not register via the Palestine Marathon website. We have a group of places held by the event organisers as one of their UK partners so if you register directly with them, you may end up paying the entry fee twice.

CONTACT US

Amos Trust
St Clement’s
1 St Clement’s Court
London
EC4N 7HB
United Kingdom

Telephone:
+44 (0) 20 7588 2638
Email:
office@amostrust.org
Registered Charity No.
1164234

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