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Jordan Impact Marathon

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Experience the immensity of the Wadi Rum Protected Area in this unique event. Great for experienced runners looking to take on a new challenge, there are three distances to choose from (10k, 21k, 42k). Come to contribute to a host of great causes in these truly epic surroundings.
C-19 Plan
Impact Marathon has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Sunday 23rd May 2021 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the Jordan Impact Marathon

  1. 10km

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  2. 21km

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  3. 42km

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Jordan Impact Marathon routes

10KM - Starter Route

This is no leisurely 10k and will prove a tough test for all runners. Athletes will begin just as the heat starts to rise and as the 42km & 21km runners approach.

The course will coincide with the other runners as the routes join up, before making its way to the 7 Pillars of Wisdom Mountain for the epic finish.

21km - Half marathon

Enjoy the sheer beauty of Wadi Rum with this challenging course. Racers will be transferred out into the middle of the desert and start-off from a millennia old rock arch.

The race begins as the 42km runners approach and will be run together with them. Although the course is not as hilly as Impact Marathons often are, it will be incredibly hot and sandy and provide a formidable challenge.

42km - The Beast of Wadi Rum

Starting off before the sun rises, this race will require head-torches. Beginning in this light offers a truly unique experience as entrants will see the sun rise over the immense desert mountains.

This race will push you right to your limits, but remember, afterwards you can say that you've conquered The Beast of Wadi Rum.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Accommodation
  • Transport (excluding airport)
  • A variety of food
  • Entry and guide in Petra
  • Race shirt and stash
  • Project visits

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance and visa
  • Alcohol, snacks, and refreshments
  • Rest day lunch
  • Airport transfers
Raceday Logistics


Day 1 - Welcome

You'll meet in Amman for the first night and be transferred to the hotel while getting to know fellow travellers, eating local food, and learning more about the week ahead.

Day 2 - Greening the Desert

On Day 2 you will head north to visit the first project, which will be the main project you support. You'll spend time in the community with leading experts and understanding the project of living sustainably. You'll cap off the day by staying in the community overnight, for a fully immersive experience.

Day 3 - Greening the Desert

You'll spend your third day in the community again, this time working on and building home gardens to be used in a ground-breaking new project. This will be the last night in the community before heading South for race day.

Day 4 - Petra

Spend your day visiting one of the 7 New Wonders of the World, and enjoy a truly remarkable experience.

Day 5 - Day Off

In this relaxing day off there will be workshops on offer in the morning, and extra activities you can add-on for an extra cost. Spend the day exploring, learning, or putting your feet up.

Day 6 - Race Day

The moment has finally arrived. Race day. You'll head to the start-line together and run as a community behind a breathtaking desert backdrop. Cross the finish line to a massive well-done and party into the night.

Day 7 - Homecoming

With the aches and pains to remind you of a job well done, you can travel back home via the airport transfers included in the price.

Kit List

The weather for the run will probably by hot and windy, so pack suitable clothing, including trail running shoes. You will need clothing for the whole week, and be prepared to get dirty during some of the Impact Projects.

There is an option to camp in your own tent, so bring all camping equipment you might require.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money do I need to raise?
Impact Runners are asked to aim for at least £1000 fundraising. This will go towards the future running of Impact Week and the continuing legacy of the projects on the local communities.
What are the accommodation options?
Bring Your Own Tent: Entry level option for those looking to stick to a budget. Entrants can pitch up their own tent and set it within the Athletes Village. With access to toilets, showers and campfires this is a great option. Base Camp: A stunning Bedouin canvas accommodation with beds and shared washrooms. You will have two other roommates who will no doubt become lifelong friends. Shared washrooms. Summit Camp: Again, Bedouin canvas tent which will be shared with one other and have a private washroom. A truly epic option, with that little bit of extra luxury. Pasha Camp: This is the ultimate Wadi Rum experience and is ideal for couples and friends alike. You will enjoy the experience in a luxurious tent with a private en-suite bathroom.
Who are the partners in Jordan?
Impact Marathons are partnered up directly with the Crown Prince Foundation and focused on the biggest issue the country faces: water scarcity. Jordan is one of the world’s most water scarce countries and with a growing population, due to their open door policy to refugees from neighbouring countries, the challenge gets greater by the day.
When is the full payment due?
The full payment is due on the 23rd of February 2021.



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