Some 35,000 runners from 72 countries will participate in the eighth Jerusalem Marathon on Friday morning. The race will start at 6:45am and continue until 2pm.
Magen David Adom (MDA) and the police will secure the route and provide medical assistance if necessary. Traffic officers will be deployed to redirect traffic to alternative routes.
On Friday, the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30am: Rupin Avenue, Hebrew University Campus, Netanel Lorch, Rabin Avenue, Haim Hazaz Avenue, Tchernichovsky, HaPalmach, HaNasi, Keren HaYesod, King George, Yafo Street, Tzahal Square, HaTzanhanim, Haim Bar Lev Avenue, George Adam Smith, Lehi, Martin Buber, Binyamin Mazar, Churchill, Kariv, Sha'ar Yafo, The Armenian Patriarchate, Sha'ar Zion, Hativat Yerushalayim, King David, Jabotinsky, Chopin, Dubnov, Gretz, Emek Refa'im, Derech HaRakevet, Derech Beit Lehem, David Remez, Derech Hebron, Yanovsky, Yehuda, Pierre Koenig, El'azar HaModa'i, Kovshei Katamon, Yehoshua Yavin, Sacher Park.
Traffic disruptions are also expected on the streets tangential to the routes of the race.
Roads leading into the city will remain open: Highway 1, Highway 443, Ein Kerem, Gush Etzion and the Ma’ale Adumim highway. Begin Highway in the city will remain open along its entire route and so will Herzl and Golomb Boulevards. Herzog will be open until Shimoni Junction and allow a left turn to the Sha’arei Zedek Medical Center.
Golda Meir, Shmuel Hanavi, Bar Ilan, and Yirmiyahu streets, as well as Highway 9 will all remain fully open. Highway 1 within the city will be open going south until Zaks Junction. The Eshkol Tunnel will allow access to the Kotel and east Jerusalem.
The entrance to the following neighborhoods will remain open: Gilo, Pat, Katamonim, Givaat Masua, Malha, Bayit Vegan, Givaat Shaul, Har Nof, Beit Hakerem, Kiryat Yovel, Ir Ganim, Kiryat Menahem, Ramat Shlomo, Neve Yaakov, Pisgat Zeev, Beit Hanina, Shuafat and Har Homa.
Agripas Street will be open and allow access to the Mahane Yehuda Market. Nevi’im Street will be open from Shivtei Yisrael to Davidka Square. The area surrounding the Central Bus Station and the routes leading to the hospitals will all be open as well.
The light rail will operate on two routes: Route 1 – from Hel Ha'Avir to Giv'at HaTahmoshet. Route 2 – from Central Station to Mount Herzl.
Giv'at HaTahmoshet Station and Central Station will be connected by public transportation lines: 66, 66A, 45, 25, which will pass through the city center and Mahane Yehuda Market.
Shuttles (free of charge, round trip) will depart from the Mount Herzl Plaza, the Sha'arei Zedek Medical Center parking lots and the Eastern Gallery Plaza of Teddy Stadium to the Israel Museum Plaza between the hours 05:30am to 1:30pm.
Vehicles parking along the marathon routes will not be permitted to leave until the event has ended and the routes have been opened. Parking on either side of Yehuda Street will be prohibited starting on Thursday evening and until the next day, when the marathon ends. The HaLeom Parking Lots, the museums and the Government Complex will serve only participants in the race.