Palestine Marathon 2019
Why We’re Running the Palestine Marathon
We’re proud to say that you can join Penny Appeal from 19-24 March 2019 for the Palestine Marathon 2019!
You can walk, jog or run the Palestine Marathon through the beautiful hills of Bethlehem, to support freedom of movement and raise money for essential food packs for the people of Palestine, together with runners from all over the world.
Our Head of Challenges, Haroon, ran the Palestine Half Marathon this year – here’s his story about why he ran it, how it felt to run along the Israeli West Bank wall, and why you should join him next year for this amazing experience, too…
“I was nervous about travelling to Palestine because I had heard so many stories about the difficulties faced when arriving there, but I had the best time of my life. The day before the run, I visited various Penny Appeal projects and it really opened my eyes seeing how the Palestinian people suffer. It felt good knowing I was making a contribution and helping make a difference through my fundraising. I got to visit Masjid al Aqsa, my dreams had come true!
I took part in the half marathon, which was quite tough with the heat and so many hills, but the atmosphere of the race was just amazing. Running alongside the Palestinian people and past the apartheid wall was quite overwhelming but the emotion spurred me on to keep pushing. After the race I met a group of elderly ladies who had just finished taking part in the 10k and had not long just finished walking. One of them was in her 70s and another had a disability but they were so passionate about taking part and said it wasn't just about pushing themselves & being active but standing up against the occupation and for their freedom of movement. I was so taken back by their spirit and I told myself I had to return again the following year, with a team. I hope you can join me and #TeamOrange for this fantastic opportunity in March 2019! Hurry, sign up today!”
Join us from 19-24 March 2019 for a life-changing 5 day journey; walking, jogging or running your way along either a 5km, 10km, half or full marathon route. It doesn’t matter how fast or far you can run – everyone is welcome to join in and raise money to support the people of Palestine. You’ll also get the chance to visit the holy Masjid Al Aqsa, and distribute food parcels in refugee camps. Sign up now; as Haroon will tell you, it’s an experience you’ll never forget!
THURSDAY 1 NOV 2018