Medical guidelines

The medical guidelines for the Palestine Marathon prioritize the well-being of participants, ensuring a safe and healthy racing environment.  Medical stations strategically placed along the marathon route offer assistance to those in need, equipped with trained professionals, first aid supplies, and necessary medical equipment. Additionally, guidelines emphasize hydration and encourage participants to maintain proper nutrition throughout the race. Emergency response plans are in place to swiftly address any unforeseen medical situations. The commitment to these medical guidelines underscores the organizers' dedication to fostering a secure and enjoyable experience for all participants in the Palestine Marathon.

While specific guidelines may vary, here's a comprehensive set of recommendations in Palestine Marathon marathon:

Before The Race

During the Race

After The Race

Pre-Event Preparation:

  • Consult with a healthcare professional before participating.
  • Ensure you have adequate training and are physically prepared.
  • Familiarize yourself with the course and race-day logistics.
  • Reduce training intensity in the days leading up to the marathon.
  • Allow your body time to recover and store energy for race day

Health Screening:

  • Undergo a pre-race health assessment.
  • Disclose any pre-existing medical conditions or medications.
  • Verify immunizations and update as necessary.

Hydration and Nutrition:

  • Hydrate well in the days leading up to the marathon.
  • Consume a balanced meal rich in carbohydrates the night before.
  • During the race, maintain hydration with water and electrolyte drinks.
  • Use energy gels or snacks for sustained energy.

Medication Management:

  • If on prescription medications, ensure you have an adequate supply for race day.
  • Discuss with your healthcare provider any adjustments needed for race-related stress.

Mental Preparation:

  • Practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques to manage pre-race nerves.
  • Be aware of mental fatigue during the race; take short breaks if needed.

Sleep and Rest:

  • Prioritize adequate sleep in the nights leading up to the marathon.
  • Allow for rest days in your training schedule to prevent overexertion.

Clothing and Gear:

  • Wear appropriate, moisture-wicking clothing and comfortable shoes.
  • Avoid new gear on race day; use familiar, well-tested equipment.

Injury Prevention:

  • Warm-up adequately before the race.
  • Incorporate stretching and cool-down routines.
  • Listen to your body; don't push through pain.
  • Keep toenails trimmed to prevent discomfort or injury.
  • Consider using anti-chafing products and moisture-wicking socks.

Communication with Organizers:

  • Inform race organizers of any specific medical needs or conditions.
  • Confirm the availability of medical support on the course.

Weather & Environmental Awareness :

  • Adjust pace and hydration based on weather conditions.
  • Protect against sun exposure with appropriate clothing and sunscreen.
  • Be mindful of environmental factors, such as air quality and pollen levels.
  • Adjust your race plan if there are extreme weather conditions.

Emergency Contacts and  Action Plan:

  • Carry an ID with emergency contact information.
  • Program emergency numbers into your phone.
  • Familiarize yourself with the event's emergency procedures.
  • Know the locations of medical facilities along the race route

Race-Day Strategy :

  • Be aware of the location of medical stations along the course.
  • Seek immediate assistance if feeling unwell or experiencing pain.
  • Pace yourself according to your training and fitness level.
  • Listen to your body's signals and adjust your strategy if needed.


Post-Race Recovery:

  • Cool down and stretch after completing the marathon.
  • Rehydrate and replenish electrolytes.
  • Monitor your body for signs of post-race fatigue or injury.

Post-Race Monitoring:

  • Pay attention to post-race soreness and any unusual symptoms.
  • Seek medical attention promptly if you experience persistent issues.


  • Schedule a post-race checkup with a healthcare professional.
  • Address any lingering pain or concerns promptly.