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Sponsored Marathon – Israel 2014


Come and join in this unique sporting challenge in the Holy Land! Be bold and bring encouragement to persecuted Christians by walking, running or biking to raise funds.

This trip offers you the chance to take on an extreme physical challenge as you follow in the footsteps of Jesus and visit places from His life. You will meet persecuted Christians from the Middle East - an experience that will change not just your life, but theirs as well. Your act of justice is of great importance to them, while their story will be a huge inspiration to you.

Where: Israel
When: 10–18 May 2014
Cost: Approx £1500
Fundraising Target: £8,500

Choose between a Marathon (half or full), an ultra marathon (60km) or a 120km mountain bike ride. The route will take you through Galilee and past the place where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. During your stay, you will meet Christians and hear what your support means to them.

All money raised will be used to support the following projects in the Middle East:

  • Support for secret believers -  provides safe houses, Bibles and discipleship training to strengthen believers in their faith
  • Reconciliation in Israel and the Palestinian territories - summer camps for children and youth from Messianic Jewish and Palestinian Christian communities
  • Emergency Aid in Syria - distribution of food packages and medicine to Christians displaced by the conflict
  • Future for Egyptian women - literacy and livelihood training for Christian women marginalised and disadvantaged by persecution


Why not stay longer and join a trip hosted by Open Doors to meet believers and see some of our projects in action? The cost of these extra days is approximately £300.00.

To register your interest email travelteam@opendoorsuk.org or call 01993 777300.

"One of the trip leaders said to me "Georgina, I think of you as my little sister." Now I have an even bigger family, in Christ and in Open Doors, I've never felt more at home than on mission."
- Georgina