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A more level track for an early morning run (before the traffic congestion begins) is to depart south on King David Street (left out of either the King David Hotel or the David Citadel Hotel). After cresting the hill, you have a park with a windmill on your left as you continue down and around the curve. At the light, take Remez David past a bus stop and a sharp left curve. Then turn right on Hebron Road toward Bethlehem. You will be running along a ridgeline past Rachel's Tomb. The road, at first lined with apartment buildings, opens up to broad views of the countryside, settlements and the separation barrier in the distance. Pass the Mar Ellas monastery on your left and continue to the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) checkpoint, a distance of 3.75 miles before turning around and retracing your steps. On the return run, especially if you finish on the other side of Yemin Moshe park by running up Hativat Yerushalayim street, you will watch the sun rise over the Mount of Olives, Mount Zion and the walls of Jerusalem. Out and back, it is about seven and a half miles.