Many major streets of Jerusalem will be filled with runners instead of buses and cars on Friday as the third annual Jerusalem Marathon commences. Approximately 17,000 runners from 52 different countries are expected to arrive for the event.
The marathon route will cross the city from North to South and cross the city's central highways and streets.
Ben Zvi Boulevard will be closed for traffic from Thursday February 28th at 11:00pm until the end of the event on Friday.
On the day of the race the following streets will be closed for traffic:
Ruppin Boulevard, The Hebrew University's campus, Netanel Lorch, Rabin Boulevard, Haim Hazaz Boulevard, Tchernichovsky, HaPalmach, HaNasi, Keren Hayesod, King George, Jaffa Road, IDF Square, Paratroopers Road, Haim Bar Lev Boulevard, George Adam Smith, Lehi Street, Martin Buber, Benjamin Mazar, Churchill, Kariv, Jaffa Gate, Armenian Patriarchate Road, Zion Gate, Hativat Jerusalem, David Remez, King David, Jabotinsky, Chopin, Dubnow, Graetz, Valley of Rephaim, Railway Road, Bethlehem Road, Hebron Road, Yanovsky, Yehuda, Pierre Koenig, Eleazar of Modi'im, Kovshey Katamon, Yehoshua Yavin, and Sacher Park. In addition, the streets overlapping the routes of the races are expected to have traffic disruptions.
The light rail will operate in two routes:
Route 1 - from the Air Force (Chel Ha'Avir) to Ammunition Hill (Giv'at HaTahmoshet).
Route 2 - from the Central Bus Station to Mount Herzl.
There will be no light rail service on Jaffa Road during the marathon.
Free shuttle buses will be provided for transportation to and from the starting and finishing points of the race.
The Jerusalem Marathon will begin early Friday March 1st at 7:00AM and end in the afternoon.
For further information visit the Jerusalem Municipality website in English by clicking here or the official Jerusalem Marathon website in English by clicking here.