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About us

About us

“We Love Life If We Find a Way to It “

 “We Have On This Earth What Makes Life Worth Living”  

Mahmoud Darwish

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. The objective of the POC pursuit in the Palestine Marathon is to focus the lens on the basic right to move freely in Palestine. To achieve this goal, the organization provides a fun and challenging experience which first and foremost incorporates exchange in cultural values by engaging international runners and supporters in the event. This interaction then sheds light to the rest of the world and increases their awareness of matters such as the restrictions that Palestinians face on a daily basis because of the occupation. The event provides all participating foreigners with insight of the fruitful Palestinian culture that is not widely known across the world. The Palestine Marathon is a collaborative effort between the Palestine Olympic Committee and all of its sponsors. In the past four years, the events were successfully organized with meaningful support from the Right to Movement (RTM) .

  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 to 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.