The First Annual Begin Heritage Run was held on Friday 4 March in Jerusalem.
The run started and finished from the Begin Heritage Center, in excellent (but a bit warm) weather. Around 1500 people ran over a choice of courses – over 6.5Km, 8Km and 16Km. The route was spectacular – taking in many of the sites that featured in Begin’s Life – King David Hotel, Russian Compound Jail, The Lion Balcony, Old Knesset Building and Old Train Station.
The route also included some spectacular Jerusalem scenery – Monetfiore Windmill, Mt Zion Lookout, Jaffa Gate and the Old City Ramparts and along Jaffa Road, King George & Ben Yehuda Streets and Mishkenot Shananim. The toughest part of the run was definitely the Climb Out of Hell – or running out of the Gai Ben Hinom (=Gehenom) Valley. Plenty of hills to improve the cardio-vascular and leg muscles! Our reporter sacrificed his race time to bring you some videos of the run through some of Jerusalem’s finest spots.
The Begin Run was a lot of fun and a good warm up for the upcoming Jerusalem & Tel Aviv Marathons.