First wine-drinking half marathon comes to Israel

Participants showed up in a variety of costumes to run the festive half marathon. Some of the tasting stations included raging parties with music and food.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
October 5, 2019 12:45
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Wine (Illustrative)

Wine (Illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

Some 4,000 people took part in the first Beaujolais half marathon in Israel on Friday, stopping along the way at tasting stations featuring Israel's finest wines.

The Hebrew website Mako reported that participants showed up in a variety of costumes to run the festive race. Some of the tasting stations included raging parties with music and food. 


The route ran through vineyards throughout the Gezer Regional Council in central Israel.
The wine-drinking half marathon is run in other places around the world. It is based on the original Beaujolais marathon, which takes place each year in eastern France near the Rhône River.

The event was brought to Israel by Israel Marathon.



There were shorter races for those who could not tackle the half marathon. The five-kilometer race, for example, began in the Barkan Winery and ended at the Tal Lookout, named after Tzemach Tal from Kibbutz Hulda. At the conclusion, runners joined a dance party with a professional DJ – and more wine.

For those who were running longer, starting at the Tal Lookout, the participants continued on to the Herzberg, Ben Nun and Ya'ara wineries where more wine and music was waiting for them. The event finished off at the Bezek Winery with a dance party for all.


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