Nothing on Israeli media about the race. There are many army races with unit flags, geeps and security all over the country. Anyway there is no chance in hell that an american or british prime time television will be filmed in here and the media will not say anything about it. Hope I'm wrong and the masada blog guy is right, but I find it hard to believe.
And another thing. It's kind of a problem to buy plain tickets to Israel from Dubai. If there was a leg in Jordan it make sense, but buying tickets from Dubai to Israel seems unlikely since both countries has no diplomatic relations.