Other than COVID-19 global pandemic: despite many sporting commitments and have not been canceled or reduced due to various lockdowns and restrictions across the globe, in Israel, where the fourth dose against the virus will soon be carried out, the Dead Sea Marathon will be held.
The event has reached its third edition and on February 4th in Ein Bokek the participants will run between desert and salt crystals, directly on the Dead Sea towards Jordan. The Dead Sea Land Marathon has replaced the Ein Gedi Race, a benchmark for over 30 years.
The Dead Sea Marathon is recognized by the World Long Distance Running Association AIMS and the Israeli Athletics Association and distance measurements are performed according to certified international standards. The industry operators also offer bespoke accommodation packages for runners at attractive prices at a variety of hotels in Ein Bokek, including one-night packages.
The competition takes place with the assistance and support of the Israel Chemicals Company, the Dead Sea Drainage Authority and the Government Dead Sea Protection Company.
Running and its benefits
Running is an activity that moves practically all the muscles in the body and helps burn calories, tone muscles and dry the body.
Combining 2 or 3 running sessions a week with a light and fruit-rich diet is a cure-all for losing weight and feeling lighter. Running is an aerobic physical activity and requires a significant physical effort: this translates into an important calorie expenditure, difficult to achieve with other sports in the same time interval.
Training can also improve your immune system. Running about thirty kilometers per week will have a positive effect on your defense system, while running more than ninety kilometers per week will have a negative effect. Most researchers agree that running boosts immunity.
Many studies agree on the incredible effectiveness of aerobic exercise, especially running, to combat anxiety and panic disorders, by virtue of various mechanisms that are activated. Research conducted by Justy Reed and Deniz Ones, published in Psychology of Sport and Exercise in March 2006, which considered over seventy published studies on the subject.