Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

First ever Jordan Trail Run begins

19 Nov 2017

Jordanian athlete Mohammad Al Sweity and British runner Alfie Pearce-Higgins on Friday embarked on the first ever attempt to run the 650-kilometre-long Jordan Trail, passing through 52 villages across the Kingdom.

The 15-day run is organised by the Jordan Trail Association (JTA) in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism, the Jordan Tourism Board, the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority and USAID’s Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project. 

The course was inaugurated under the patronage of Tourism Minister Lina Annab, who expressed her wish for the runners’ journey “to show people how much our beautiful country has to offer”.

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