Jerusalem Night Run on eve of Ramadan excludes Muslims, Jewish-Arab running NGO says

By scheduling Thursday’s fourth-annual Jerusalem Night Run on the first day of Ramadan, the municipality has excluded Muslim runners in the city who hoped to participate, the head of the Jewish-Arab running NGO, Runners Without Borders, said on Sunday.

The popular 10 kilometer foot race through the Old City and other historic sites of the capital begins at 8:30 p.m., and is expected to draw thousands of amateur and professional runners throughout the country to the First Train Station.

However, according to Israel Haas, CEO of Runners Without Borders, dedicated to peaceful co-existence through running, the start time coincides with the end of the first day of fasting, precluding observant Muslims from participating.


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