Running through Jerusalem: View the marathon in pictures

Some 20,000 runners registered to participate in the event, which includes a marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K, 1.7K Family Race and 800 m. community race.

 RUNNERS TAKE PART in the Jerusalem 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
RUNNERS TAKE PART in the Jerusalem 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

The Jerusalem Annual Marathon took place on Friday morning, with thousands of runners racing their way through its streets of inclines and cobbled stones.

 RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

The marathon began in Sacher Park, where runners were obligated to show their Green Pass to participate, and the various tracks proceed through the city center and past the walls of the Old City, as well as through the Hebrew University premises.

 RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
  RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Numerous streets were closed for the marathon, including the central King George and Yafo streets connecting the central city with the Old City. Preparations to block off the city and organize alternative routes of access throughout the streets began Thursday night.

 PREPARATIONS the night before the Jerusalem Annual Marathon, October 28, 2021 (credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT) PREPARATIONS the night before the Jerusalem Annual Marathon, October 28, 2021 (credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
  RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Thousands participated in the event of all ages, residents of Jerusalem as well as fans who came specifically to the city for the event.

 RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
A RUNNER takes part in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)A RUNNER takes part in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Mayor of Jerusalem Moshe Lion took part in the marathon as well, and was seen posing victoriously for the camera. 

 JERUSALEM MAYOR Moshe Lion takes part in the Jerusalem 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) JERUSALEM MAYOR Moshe Lion takes part in the Jerusalem 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

As was Lion's competitor for leading the municipality in the elections of 2018, Ofer Berkovitch, who was caught on camera as he was jogging by.

OFER BERKOVITCH takes part in the Jerusalem 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)OFER BERKOVITCH takes part in the Jerusalem 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

The trail continued through the town and snaked its way around the walls of the Old City.

RUNNERS TAKE PART in the Jerusalem 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)RUNNERS TAKE PART in the Jerusalem 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
 RUNNERS TAKE PART in the Jerusalem 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) RUNNERS TAKE PART in the Jerusalem 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
 RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) RUNNERS TAKE PART in Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

The annual event includes a 42 km marathon, a half-marathon, a 10K segment as well as a 5K track, a 1.7K Family Race and a 800 m. community race.

A RUNNER is seen by the Old City walls during Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)A RUNNER is seen by the Old City walls during Jerusalem's 10th Annual Marathon, October 29, 2021 (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)