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The Event

Frequently Asked Questions

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What will there be to do at the event?

  • Charity Fair - Charities are the life blood of our community who do fantastic work on a day to day basis, to benefit those in the UK and in Israel. Visit your chosen charity and learn more about what they are doing, as well as visit and learn about some new charities in the community, there might be a few you didn't even know about!
  • Family Fun Zone – Lots of engaging and interactive activities for children and adults including inflatables, arts & crafts, soft-play area, multi-sport games and more.
  • Food Court – There will be a range of Kosher food with a mix of healthy and tasty options so that you can enjoy a delicious lunch and snacks at the event.
  • Health & Wellbeing Hub   
    • Fitness Taster Area - Ever wanted to try out some new and fun fitness classes? Come to the fitness taster area and try out a free session that is right for you.
    • Treatment Area -  Fancy getting help with stretching before your run, a rub down afterwards or even some injury advice? Then come and speak to our communities finest physio's & osteopaths in this new area.
  • 20th Maccabiah Games Torch - Coming all the way from Israel, the official Maccabiah Torch will make a special appearance at the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run this year to celebrate the upcoming 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel this July.

 

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What are the distances/events?

There is a 10KM run, 5KM run, 5KM walk, 1KM & Tri-Run course option.

All distances will start and finish on the track. The 5KM & 10KM route will snake through mainly flat grassy fields around Allianz Park stadium.

1KM  – The route is 2 and half times around the track in the stadium. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of age, ability, or if you have children in a buggy. As this is our most successful and most well attended event, we have decided to split the 1KM into 2 races for safety reasons. You will be assigned the PINK or BLUE event. You must attend the event you have been given which you will find out in your registration pack.

5KM – Challenge yourself with our 5KM route situated on flat grassy fields

5KM Walk – Want to take in the scenic greenery as you walk around? This is ideal for those who may not consider themselves as distance runners but are happy walking with friends and family.

10KM – This route is 2 laps of the 5KM route and is generally recommended for the more serious and regular distance runners.

Tri-Run – Push yourself in our most challenging event by completing the 10KM, 5KM and 1KM to cover a massive 16KM! This is only recommended for serious runners.

Please note, the 5KM & 10KM routes are not wheelchair or buggy friendly. Please contact the Maccabi GB office on 0208-457-2333 to discuss further.

There will be water stations on the 5KM and 1KM routes, however we recomemnd running or walking with your own water bottle as well.

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Are there parking facilities available?

Whilst there will be significant parking available on site, you should consider parking in the surrounding roads as there may be traffic on entry to the stadium. Please be respectful when parking in or around the site.

There will be plenty of car park marshals who will direct you to the relevant car park and please bear with us if there is a short delay.

If you require disabled parking please call 020 8457 2333 or email communityfunrun@maccabigb.org to request a space. 

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Do I have to be super-fit to participate?

No. Adults, children and families are all welcome as The Maccabi GB Community Fun Run is aimed at every fitness level.

There is a choice of either a 1KM run/walk, 5KM , 5KM walk or 10KM course, so absolutely anybody can participate, from the youngest to the oldest…so no excuses!

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How much does it cost to spectate?

It is free to come along on the day to spectate and cheer on the runners.

There will be lots for the family to see and do.

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How many charities / schools can I run for?

You can run for only 1 charity. We want every charity to maximise the opportunity of receiving sponsorship from your very generous donations.

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How much do I need to raise?

There is no minimum amount to be raised, however this can change depending upon each individual charity. Please be aware that your registration fee goes towards the cost of running the event. It does not go towards your chosen charity or school.

This is a communal charity event and the more money you raise, the more your chosen charity or school will be able to benefit from your participation.

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Do I have to run for charity or school?

On the registration form, you will have to choose a charity or school to run for on the day. There is an expectation that you will actively be fundraising for your chosen charity or school.

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Can I just come along for the Family Fun Zone part?

Yes of course. As well as the runs, we also have an action–packed Family Fun Zone with loads to do for all the family! 

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Are there any other ways to get involved other than running or walking the course?

Absolutely – come along on the day and support the runners or better still volunteer to help out on the day.

We are actively recruiting volunteers for a variety of roles so if you are able to help us please contact Mike Silverstone at the Jewish Volunteer Network on 020 3869 3894 or email Mike@jvn.org.uk.

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What clothing should I wear on the day?

Runners will receive a runners pack which includes a Maccabi GB Community Fun Run t-shirt to wear around the course.

Please wear appropriate clothing and running shoes. The weather can be unpredictable so it is advised to be vigilant on the morning of the event and bring clothes accordingly.

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Will refreshments be provided?

Water will be provided around the route and at the finish line, though there will be some water stations, we recommend running or walking with your own water bottle. There will also be post run snacks available for all finishers to help get your strength back.

A variety of Kosher food will be available to buy on the day. 

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Will there be a prize for the winner of each race?

Every runner will receive a Maccabi GB Community Fun Run medal.

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Can I use a Sponsorship Form?

Click here to download a Sponsorship Form.

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Safety

We at Maccabi GB take full and extensive measures to ensure the safety of all people in attendance. There will be a First Aid area with an Ambulance ready for all eventualities on the day. 

There is a meeting point for lost children which is the Registration Desk inside the charity fair. Please can you point this area out to your children if the unfortunate situation arose. Also you can direct your children to talk to anyone who is wearing a bright pink or bright blue Maccabi GB Community Fun Run Staff or Volunteer t-shirt. 

The Maccabi GB Community Fun Run works together with the CST to ensure that the security and safety of the event is of the highest possible standard. All measures and precautions are taken for the safety of the community.

 

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Is the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run taking place anywhere else?

Yes! In 2016, the Community Fun Run took place in 7 cities around the world; Paris, Budapest, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Rome, Warsaw and the flagship event being ours here in London. We hope that this will reach 10 cities for 2017. Click the link and watch the video to see how you are a part of a Global Fun Run. https://vimeo.com/user59960558/globalmaccabifunrun2016

 

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