RUN4AFIKIM is a fundraising running event organized by Afikim every year. Dozens of athletes from Israel and around the world participate in a three-day relay race from Jerusalem to Eilat. Every athlete gets sponsored in order to participate in the race and all donations are used to further Afikim’s programs: learning centers, afternoon club and other activities throughout Israel.
The athletes run in groups, who are met at the end of their section by the next group of runners. On Friday, the last day of the race, all groups meet at the entrance to Eilat and run into the city together. They then spend Shabbat together in the southern city of sun.
Along the route, passing through some of the Negev’s most beautiful sites, the athletes meet with Afikim children, who come out to cheer them on. The race emphasizes value of giving and caring for others, as well as getting to know the country, education for a healthy and active lifestyle, and hard work and training, which result in success.
Afikim is delighted that the number of athletes participating every year is growing and this year (2017-2018) a group of cyclists will also join RUN4AFIKIM. We invite you to come and run with us, or show your support by “adopting” an athlete, so that he can participate in the race.
For additional information and registration see: - www.run4afikim.org