Marathon Israel-The Bible Marathon

Israel Connection is proud to partner with the Bible Marathon for the upcoming marathon in October 2019. We are offering a travel package for runners that includes optional touring days – October 15th-20th. For more information see below:

ACCOMMODATIONS @ WEST LAGOON RESORT NETANYA BY TAMARES

Perched atop a high cliff‭, ‬looking out over pristine Mediterranean beaches‭, ‬the West Lagoon Resort is raising the bar for luxury‭ ‬hospitality in Netanya‭, ‬leading the city to new heights of elegance‭, ‬opulence‭, ‬and prestige.The stunning beach and promenade close to the hotel give your beach vacation a unique holiday atmosphere‭, ‬along with the variety of wellness activities that promote health‭, ‬fitness‭, ‬and energy.

The West Lagoon Resort presents an outstanding variety of services and facilities for its guests‭’ ‬enjoyment‭. ‬The hotel’s restaurant‭, ‬with a terrace overlooking the blue sea‭, ‬offers a gourmet menu that includes fresh fish‭, ‬tasty tapas‭, ‬and fine meat dishes‭,‬‭ ‬among others‭. ‬The West Café‭, ‬located on the lobby level‭, ‬also includes a beautiful sea-view terrace‭, ‬and serves a wide range of‭ ‬Greek-style dairy dishes‭. ‬The Café’s bar offers a selection of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages‭.‬

An outdoor semi-Olympic pool‭ (‬seasonal‭) ‬and children’s pool‭ ( ‬seasonal‭), ‬alongside a wooden terrace for sunbathing and relaxation‭ ‬‮–‬‭ ‬all overlooking the mesmerizing blue Mediterranean‭. ‬The hotel’s luxurious spa‭, ‬West‭ ‬&‭ ‬Spa‭, ‬is spread over two floors and includes pampering treatment rooms‭, ‬an authentic Turkish bath‭, ‬wet and dry sauna‭, ‬fully-equipped gym‭, ‬and changing rooms‭.‬

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THE STORY OF THE BIBLE MARATHON

“Then a man of Benjamin ran from the battle line the same day, and came to Shiloh with his clothes torn…”

One of the first runs recorded in human history – long before the “marathon” in Greek mythology – is mentioned in the Bible, in the beginning of the book of Samuel. At the end of the war between the Israelites and the Philistines, the “Man of Benjamin” runs from the battlefield at Eben Ezer (modern day Rosh Ha’ayin) to Shiloh, city of the Tabernacle.

Many centuries later, the founder of the Maccabiah games, Yosef Yekutieli, set out to measure the length of the course from Rosh Ha’ayin to Shiloh, in the Benjamin region. He was amazed to find that the length of this historic path precisely matched that of the modern marathon – 42 kilometers (the official length of the Olympic running contest, determined in 1908 at the London Olympics).

For more information please visit the Bible Marathon Page