It’s a Community Day.
The Maccabi Fun Run powered by the Maccabi Wolrd Union and organized by the local Maccabi sport organization brings together thousands of Jewish people every year. Due to the different route types we welcome athletes, hobby runners and participants who prefer walking instead of running.
Our slogan is: There’s a run for everyone! The participants cover all the age groups. Children, teenagers, youngsters, adults, parents and even grandparents gladly join the event to run or walk together. 15000 people attended the Maccabi Fun Run events in 25 cities across the world in 2019.
We are organizing Maccabi Fun Run in 35 cities in 2020
The number of the runners is growing fast because hundreds of Jewish organizations take part in the Maccabi Fun Run events with thousands of members every year. The Maccabi Fun Run is a special, united Community Day for all the Jewish organizations and individuals.
It’s a Charity Platform.
The Maccabi Fun Run is also a Charity day. Everybody who pays the registration fee donates to a Jewish organization that he chooses from our charity list. In most of our cities the entire registration fee goes to a charity organization that the participant previously marked.
More than 400 Jewish organizations have joined the Maccabi Fun Run worldwide. The Maccabi Fun Run raises around $1 000 000 for Jewish causes every year.
Cultural, educational, religious organizations and charities set a goal what they raise money for. The more of their members attend the event, the more money they collect.
Thank to Maccabi Fun Run many wonderful organizational dreams have already come true. New playground was built in a Jewish school, new praying book got published for a synagogue, new sport equipment and toys were bought for disabled children from the donations. These are just few examples from the hundreds of achievements.
It’s a Global Movement.
The Maccabi Fun Run is a cross-continental international Jewish Community and Charity Day. It is organized all over the world: in Europe, in Israel, in the U.S., in Latin America and in South Africa.
Maccabi GB organized the first Fun Run in London in 2006. Maccabi VAC Hungary was the first who adapted the concept and organized it in Budapest. They represent two different charity models formed by the local donation culture.
2016 was a milestone in the history of the Maccabi Fun Run. After London and Budapest 5 new cities organized Maccabi Fun Run for the fist time.Since then 25 cities joined, 15 000 people attended and donated around $ 1000 000 to more than 400 Jewish NGOs.
Since the Global Maccabi Fun Run Support Team and Global Board is established more and more cities have joined and the project is rapidly explanding globally. The team members created a global branding for the movement and they provide continued assistance for the local organizers. The team is dedicated to launch the event in many new cities worldwide meanwhile they make sure that Maccabi Fun Run becomes a tradition in the cities where the event has already been organized.
Join the Maccabi Fun Run in one of the 35 cities where the Community and Charity Sport Event will take place in 2020!