FREE MOVEMENT PALESTINE MARATHON
An initiative to increase awareness about our right to freedom of movement as stated in Article 13 of the universal declaration of Human Rights.
The Palestine Olympic Committee (POC) is an independent civil organization that sponsors the Palestine Marathon. POC is recognized as a member in the International Olympic Committee which oversees Olympics and Sports Activities. Together they carry the mission to maintain and develop Olympic and Sport events held in Palestine to focus on the basic right to move freely in Palestine.
The Palestine Marathon’s aim is to establish a running culture in Palestine. It is an opportunity that provides Palestinians with the chance to move in a new and fun way which also builds a relationship based on the love for running and cultural exchange between Palestinians and the people from around the world.
The event is about showing the outside world a new side of Palestine and Palestinians. It is about creating awareness and building understanding across cultures. Palestine Marathon is about cultural exchange, cultural exploration, and understanding. It is free of any political agenda.
Nothing happens until something starts moving. So we want to move. Move with us.
The event includes a marathon, half marathon, 10K race and 3K family race.
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