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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Routes

5km Colour Run

On the Day

Charities and Fundraising

Preparing for the day

Health & Safety

Spectators

Volunteering

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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 bungee trampolines, 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.
  • Cloud 9 Inflatable Zone - For 2019, there will be a new area full of inflatables for all ages to enjoy!

 

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What are the distances/events?

There is a 10KM run, 5KM Colour 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. In the likelihood that we 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 Colour Run – Challenge yourself with our 5KM route situated on flat grassy fields. Have the option of running through the Colour Zones to get covered in coloured powder!

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. You still have the option to go through the 5km Colour Zones if you want to be covered in coloured powder however you will not be allowed through with a pram/buggy.

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 10KM 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 Colour Run, 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. If you are running for your school, they may be partnering with another charity/charities. Please enquire about this with your school.

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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.

Please be aware that if you register on the day, your participation fee will include a £10 donation towards your chosen charity/school due to not being able to fundraise prior to the day.

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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 of FREE activities for all the family! 

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Can I volunteer at the event?

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 cotton 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.

You can purchase a Maccabi GB Community Fun Run branded dri-fit t-shirt here or if you want to purchase branded baby grows, toddlers tshirts or women's dri-fit vests, please contact communityfunrun@maccabigb.org

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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 purchase 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. The First Aiders will also be roaming the whole site throughout the event.

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 arises. 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 Fun Run taking place anywhere else?

Yes! In 2017, the Maccabi Fun Run took place in 18 cities around the world with the flagship event being ours here in London. In 2018, the Maccabi Fun Run will reach 25 cities with many taking place on the same day! Click here and watch the video here to see how you are a part of a Global Maccabi Fun Run. 

 

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What is a Colour Run?

A colour run will include different colour zones which are placed around the route. They will be approximately 10 metres long and when a participant goes through a colour zone, they will be covered in coloured powder. The coloured powder is made from natural ingredients. A participant has the choice of whether they go through each colour zone or not.

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I just want to run the 5km route, do I need to do the Colour Run?

You do not need to participate in the 5km colour zones but can still run the 5km route. When you reach every colour zone, you will have the option to go through this or round it.

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Is there anything extra that I need to wear for the 5km Colour Run?

We recommend that all participants who are doing the 5km Colour Run wear sunglasses and bandanas to protect their eyes and mouths. You can purchase this here or you are welcome to bring your own on the day.

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What happens after I have signed up?

Once you have signed up, you can then start fundraising for your chosen charity/school! Your charity/school will contact you with more information about how you can fundraise. Before the event, you will receive your runners pack in the post which will include your running number, a Maccabi GB Community Fun Run cotton t-shirt and more information about the day.

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Is there a locker room?

There is not a locker room and you will be responsible for any belongings that you bring to the event. We strongly advise that you do not bring a bag with you but if you choose to bring one, this must not be left unsupervised inside and outside the venue.

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Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are not allowed at the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run and you will not be allowed to enter Allianz Park Stadium with one.

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Help, I don't know which charity to run for!

We have a large list of amazing charities and schools who are all raising money for their vital causes. Please browse through the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run charities/schools list here.

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