Mayor Nir Barkat
Peace Now's Yariv Oppenheimer
The First Annual Begin Marathon took place on Friday, March 4, 2011, with the participation of the mayor of Jerusalem, Mr. Nir Barkat. The route passed by significant locations in the life of Menachem Begin – the King David Hotel, the Underground Prisoners Museum, the Lions' Balcony in Zion Square, the Old Knesset Hall and the former Jerusalem Train Station. The run started and finished at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center. There were three Route Lengths: 6.5km – 8km – 16 km.
Participation was free, but pre-registration was required at: http://www.realtiming.co.il/.