31 Aug 2022 - 05 Sep 2022

Petra -- Petra Desert Marathon
Trip duration
31 Aug 2022
05 Sep 2022
03 Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022

The race
Petra Desert Marathon slide
Petra Desert Marathon slide
Petra Desert Marathon slide
Petra Desert Marathon slide

Turn back time and challenge yourself to a desert run in a historic setting! The Petra Desert Marathon starts in the ancient city of Petra and takes runners past incredible tombs, mountains and caves before venturing into the lunar landscapes of the Jordanian desert. The special thing about this run, which starts early in the morning, is that at this time of the day the runners have the world wonder of Petra all to themselves. It is a real adventure marathon where experience, environment and satisfaction are more important than time. Is the marathon distance too long? Then the half marathon is a good option!

Registration Petra Desert Marathon 2022 offers you a package with a guaranteed runner’s bib and accommodation. Furthermore, we offer the possibility that family members or friends can travel with you as companions and together you can enjoy this event.

Take a look at our packages. We ensure that during your stay in Jordan everything is arranged down to the last detail so that the athlete can fully devote himself or herself to the run. Whether individually or with a running group, with us you run around the world!

Book now directly and secure your entry with guaranteed participation!

  • Flights can be added upon request
  • We would be glad to put together a tailor made running trip for you
  • Part of a running group? Then we would be pleased to offer you a personalized package with group discount! Contact us for the options

Event details

Saturday, 03 September 2022
Start time
Start location
tourist street Visitors center, وادي موسى، Jordan
Finish location
tourist street Visitors center, وادي موسى، Jordan
Expo location
tourist street Visitors center, وادي موسى، Jordan

At the briefing you will receive your goodie bag with the starting certificate

Time limit
With temperatures up to 35°C and a hilly, desert route that offers little shade, the Petra Desert Marathon is a tough race. It is recommended that participants run in light-coloured clothing.

The course is tough. The course consists of sand, gravel and asphalt.

Medal and T-shirt

The map below shows the locations of the start & finish, our hotels of choice and the expo location. Underneath the map, there are two buttons which show the course and elevation maps of the event.

  • Trip schedule

    Today you fly to Amman on your own. Please note that a visa is required for all visitors to Jordan. The tour offers a selection of three different hotel levels: Standard, Comfort and Deluxe. The program is identical for all three options except for day one as follows: STANDARD PACKAGE: Upon arrival, our airport representative will meet you in the arrivals hall, after you have passed through immigration and customs, and escort you to the taxi stand. Transfer to the hotel in Amman is at your own expense, but the rates are fixed (expect JOD 25, approx. 32 euros, for a one-way trip from the airport to Amman city). After check-in, you have the rest of the day/evening free to relax in your room or explore Amman on your own. COMFORT and DELUXE PACKAGE: our airport representative will meet you in the arrivals hall, after you have passed through immigration and customs, and escort you to the driver who will take you to your hotel at the Dead Sea. The transfer to the Dead Sea is included in the price of the package. However, please note that other Petra Desert Marathon participants may arrive at the same time as you, in which case you will share the bus with them. After check-in you have the rest of the day/evening free to enjoy the pool and the beach. Today there are no meals included.

    Waking up at the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth - the day can start with a breakfast at the hotel, a swim in the Dead Sea and relaxing by the pool. In the early afternoon we check out and drive by bus to Wadi Musa (Petra). On the way we will stop for lunch and on arrival in Wadi Musa we will check in at our hotel not far from the entrance of Petra. STANDARD PACKAGE: After breakfast in our hotel in Amman we check out and drive by bus to Wadi Musa (Petra). When we arrive we go straight for lunch in a local restaurant while we wait for our rooms to be ready for check-in, approx 3pm. As the sun sets, all the runners gather at the finish line where the race officials and medical team give a briefing about tomorrow's run. In the evening, we can take in carbohydrates with the pasta dinner in our hotel restaurants. Breakfast, lunch and pasta dinner included today.

    The day we have all been waiting for! After an early start and breakfast, all runners meet outside the Petra Visitor Centre. At 05:15 all participants will walk through the Siq to the starting line at Gevelsstraat. Since Petra is not open to the public at that time of day, the runners get the unique experience of seeing Petra without the crowds. The race for both full and half marathon runners starts at 6:30. Although it is considered an official race according to the rules of international competition, including timekeeping, it is important to remember that it is first and foremost an Adventure Marathon, where the experience, scenery and satisfaction at completion is more important than winning or setting a personal record. Runners will receive their medals and refreshments at the finish. In the evening we offer two optional local experiences - Petra by Night and Petra Kitchen - which can be booked in addition to the tour package. A light continental breakfast and packed lunch at the finish are included today.

    Today is the day to explore Petra in all its glory. After breakfast we will walk to Petra Visitors Centre from where we will begin our guided tour on foot and learn more about the impressive history of yesterday's starting point. The main entrance to the historic and archaeological city of Petra is the Siq. With walls up to 200 meters high, this narrow gorge, split apart by tectonic forces, winds its way 1.2 km through the mountains and ends at Petra's most elaborate temple, the Treasury. We will continue past the magnificent tombs and caves carved out of the red sandstone cliff while our guide tells us about the ancient Nabataeans who created the city. After some time to explore the area and have lunch on our own, we return to our hotel. Depending on how much time you want to spend in Petra, you can also relax and recover from yesterday's exertions in one of the Turkish baths and spas or just pamper yourself in a local restaurant serving the incredibly tasty Jordanian cuisine. In the evening, all participants leave the hotel for the desert where we celebrate the completion of the Petra Desert Marathon with a festive dinner. Dinner, drinks and dancing under the stars. Breakfast and festive dinner included today.

    Hotel checkout must be completed by 12:00 (noon). Today we return to Amman, where the last day will be spent. The Jordanian capital is a true Arab metropolis and has much to offer in terms of history and culture. Participants who book one of the extensions will start their adventures today after breakfast. Breakfast is included today.

    Today, our adventure in Jordan comes to an end. After checking out at the hotel, you still have plenty of time to see the city of Amman. Breakfast is included. You will travel to the airport in Amman on your own (by taxi). Due to the busy traffic in Amman, we advise you to go to the airport plenty of time in advance.

  • Transport

    We do not offer transport for this arrangement by default. However, we do offer the option to book flights with us. Prices will vary if you choose to make use of our service.

  • Accomodation
    Petra Desert Marathon Standaard Hotels
    € 1275,00 per person

    Petra Desert Marathon Deluxe Hotels
    € 1445,00 per person

  • About Petra

    As one of the seven modern wonders of the world, Petra is Jordan's most famous tourist attraction. Once the capital of the Nabataeans, it was rediscovered in 1812 by the Swiss Johann Ludwig Burckhardt and in 1985 it was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. After the trade routes along Petra had changed, the city was slowly abandoned. What remains are the ruins, which can still be seen today. When visiting Petra you can look for monuments such as Al Khazneh (the treasury) and Ad Deir (the monastery). A walk to the top of the mountains gives you a beautiful view over the valley where Petra is located. Near Petra is the town of Wadi Musa, where you will find several restaurants and entertainment facilities.

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Good service, personal approach, quick response to questions/uncertainties. All in all: very satisfied!

score: 8 / 10 Wim Schouten
Large offer! Super cool tour guides with running experience and good energy!

score: 10 / 10 Vincent
Definitely recommended to travel with this "club"

score: 7 / 10 Dammer
Booked great trips for many years

score: 7 / 10 Loopgroep Nesselande
Very personal and driven it to do well.

score: 9 / 10 Bert de Baas
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