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November 13, 2013 10:58 am

2,500 Runners Participate in 2nd Annual Jerusalem Night Run

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat participates in the 2012 Jerusalem Marathon. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – The Jerusalem municipality, in conjunction with Marathon Israel, held the second annual night run in the Israeli capital on Tuesday.

More than 2,500 runners from across the country, among them Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, ran 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) along a route featuring modern and historic sites—including the foothills of the Old City, the Tower of David, Jaffa Gate, the Mamilla mall, and the King David Hotel.

Barkat said, “The night run in Jerusalem gives the runners a breathtaking experience amid Jerusalem’s enchanting atmosphere and the Old City at night.

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