“Everyone has the right to freedom of movement”
The Palestine Marathon is a collaborative event arranged by a number of great organizations and individuals. The organizers The Right To Movement Palestine Marathon is an entrepreneurial, non-profit, social start-up aimed at moving.
Why We Run: Everyone has the right to freedom of movement, but not everyone has the option. Restriction on movement is one of the major challenges for the Palestinian people living under occupation. Palestinians cannot move freely on roads or from one city to another. The Palestinians right to movement is controlled by their ID, permits, which city they live in, or who they are married to. Ever been through Qalandia? Then you know why we do this! We cannot even find the 42,195 KMs needed for a marathon. This is why we do it.
We also do it because Palestine, as any other country, should have their own marathon. We want to contribute to building a running culture in Palestine, where men and women, boys and girls can run together. We want to show more people and runners Palestine and the Palestinians. We want to contribute to telling a different story. We want to move. Come move with us.
To learn more about the Right to Movement Marathon please visit their website at http://righttomovement.org/