A Petra-fying Desert Marathon Worth Doing

The Petra Marathon

The Petra Desert Marathon, run in August in and around the ancient Jordanian city, has a reputation for being a challenging race in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. The marathon starts in the heart of the city, and the course takes runners past the spellbinding carved rock faces, ruins, and tombs that make Petra famous – taking their minds off the punishing ascents and descents. Only a few short weeks away, now is the time to start training (if you haven’t already!). The easiest way to get in shape, and get there is with an all inclusive Flight Centre Active Travel package, which gets you transportation and entry in either the marathon or the half-marathon. The packages include flights, accommodation, meals, race entry – and even training tips. See flightcentre.com for more details

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