About the race

About the race

The Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon 2021, the largest sports event in the State of Israel, will take place for the thirteenth time on February 19, 2021.
Similar to other leading world marathons, the event will take place in an innovative and digital format – in keeping with Health Ministry guidelines.
The motto "All Running Together Separately" will be at the heart of the event, inviting all runners – amateurs and professionals alike – to excel and join thousands of other participants across the country at the same time, each one following a course designed especially for him or her.
The event, an initiative of Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and produced by Kapaim, will take place on February 19, 2021, in a digital format and will include the following races: Marathon (42.195 km.), half-marathon (21.1 km.), 10 km. and 5 km. Race start times will begin from 6:30 a.m.
 
Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo: "Tel Aviv-Yafo will not stop running! Despite the challenging times, the 13th Tel Aviv Marathon will take place and – like every year – Tel Aviv-Yafo will sport its tracksuits and running clothes for the city's flagship sports event.
"Tel Aviv-Yafo has always been a city that has enabled and encouraged its residents to take part in sports activities, and we are happy that we continue to see a large number of runners on the city's streets today. We will not all begin from the same starting point this year, but we will still feel together on the day of Israel's largest sports festival. You are all invited to register for a suitable distance for you, and to take part in a running experience in a unique format."

Prior to race day, runners will receive a link to download a smartphone race app and participation instructions.
On race day itself, the app will broadcast a start line ceremony, offer interactive monitoring of marathon routes and race times, provide encouraging messages and playlists, and enable viewing and sharing of photos captured along race routes. The app will also design a personalized certificate upon finishing the race.

All participants will connect to the app on race day, simultaneously running a localized route of their choice. Running routes may commence and finish next to participants' home, place of work or any favored location.
Race kits will be distributed during the week preceding the marathon at several locations across the country, enabling runners to pick up kits easily and at their convenience. Shipments abroad will be possible at an additional cost. Kits will include: official marathon shirt, a personal runner number, a medal, a "finisher" sticker and the Marathon Magazine.

Ronen Salem, VP Marketing, Samsung Israel: "The Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon will break boundaries this year, taking place for the first time in a digital format and tens of thousands of runners participating across the country. Samsung is proud to lead the largest sports event in Israel again this year, and to encourage runners to reach their limit of their abilities. I wish all the runners luck and primarily good health."