Fancy a dash in the desert? Sports Tours International is offering UK runners the chance to take part in the Petra Desert Marathon and Half Marathon in Jordan on 3 September.
The marathon starts from the Street of Facades in the ancient city of Petra, passing through the surrounding mountains, and taking in mountain monasteries and monuments carved into the rock. After leaving the Petra historic site area, half marathon runners head to a dried riverbed while those marathon runners will loop around the desert hills before finishing just before the Petra Visitor Centre.
The event is part of a four night/five day tour package which includes social events, tours, hotel accommodation, entry pass for Petra and a dip in the Dead Sea.
Highlights of the package include an English speaking tour leader and guide to help you get the most out of your tour; a day of sightseeing in Petra; accommodation at the Dead Sea resort and Petra; and a starlit celebration dinner and awards ceremony.
For more information, visit the Sports Tours International website.