Be a part of the inaugural Maccabi USA Fun Run right here in South Florida!
June 23, 2019
7:00am to 10:00am
5k Run/Walk Race Start: 7:30am
1000 Spanish River Blvd,
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Shirts and Medals provided to all finishers. Awards to top 3 overall.
Money raised from the Maccabi Fun Run and related fundraising will go to the Team USA athletes participating and competing in the 2019 Maccabi European and Pan Am Games, and the 2021 Maccabi World Games. All money raised beyond what is needed for the Maccabi Games, will support local South Florida Jewish non-profits sharing the mission: “Building Jewish Pride Through Sports.”
Raffles to be sold; proceeds also benefiting Team USA athletes attending the World & Regional Maccabi Games as part of Maccabi USA.
This summer, Maccabi USA FLF (Future Leaders Forum) is excited to host a series of "Maccabi Fun Runs" across the country, in partnership with 20+ Maccabi Clubs in Europe, Israel and South Africa, as part of the Global Maccabi FLF Movement.
This will be one of the FIRST four Maccabi Fun Runs in the USA; 3 other USA cities and 20 cities in Europe and Africa will also be hosting FUN RUNS on the same day in their respective communities! Other Maccabi USA FLF Fun Runs will be in DC, Raleigh and Philadelphia.
The Maccabi Fun Run is the largest, international Jewish Sports, Community and Charity Day. This summer, Maccabi FunRuns will also be sendoffs to Maccabi USA athletes who will be traveling to the European Maccabi Games in Budapest and the Pan Am Maccabi Games in Mexico City, to represent Maccabi USA.
Maccabi USA FLF is the Young Leadership Development program of Maccabi USA, in partnership with the European Maccabi Confederation (EMC). To learn more about Maccabi USA, please visit www.maccabiusa.com.
Maccabi USA’s South Florida Chapter is led by Melissa Perlman, a Delray Beach resident, and a four time Maccabi Alumni. Additionally, Melissa is current Chair of the Maccabi USA European and Pan Am Games Half Marathon Teams. She will also serve as Captain of the Half Marathon Team heading to Budapest in July 2019, and will compete as a Team USA athlete.
Melissa’s experience with the Maccabi USA organization goes back to her teenage years in 1997 and since then she has grown with the organization. As a founding member of the Maccabi USA Future Leaders Forum, and lead of the South Florida Chapter, she is thrilled to host the Maccabi USA Fun Run in Boca Raton on June 23rd, 2019.
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 for a Fun Run in Boca Raton. Help support the Maccabi USA organization, the upcoming European and Pan Am Games, and the athletes that are competing!!
The Maccabiah Games (a.k.a. the World Maccabiah Games; Hebrew: משחקי המכביה, or משחקי המכביה העולמית; often referred to as the "Jewish Olympics"), first held in 1932, are an international Jewish and Israeli multi-sport event now held every four years in Israel.
Competitions at the Maccabiah are organized into four divisions – Open, Juniors, Masters, and Disabled. The Games are organized by the Maccabi World Union.
The regional games – known as the European and Pan Am Games – take place every four years as well – but during the off years. They also move around Europe and South America for each event. In 2019, the games will be held in Budapest, Hungary and Mexico City, Mexico – respectively.
The World Maccabi Games in Israel is the third-largest sporting event in the world, with 10,000 athletes competing (after the Olympics and the Pan Am Games).
In 2017, at the World Games, athletes competed on behalf of 85 countries, in 45 sports.
The Maccabiah Games are open to Jewish athletes from around the world, as well as to all Israeli athletes regardless of religion. Arab Israelis have also competed in it.
Just like at the Olympics, the Maccabiah starts out with a "Parade of Nations", during which most participating athletes march into the stadium, country by country. The countries enter the stadium in accordance with the Hebrew alphabet. The parade of nations, in contrast to some other games, include junior and disabled athletes who also partake in the competitions. In accordance with the Maccabiah's tradition, the Israeli delegation always enters last.