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Maccabi Ukraine actively supports the EMC initiative

 Maccabi Ukraine held a series of seminars devoted to the promotion of the initiative of the European Maccabi Confederation (EMC) – MACCABI FUN RUN, which annually brings together various Jewish organizations and communities around the world. This is a day of community and charity events, which is held by the EMC and its territorial run

Fun Run is a fun sports marathon for everyone, regardless of your age and sports level. Various routes are offered for the race, to make each participant feel comfortable.

The Fun Run support team operates on a volunteer basis and provides professional support and guidance to local organizers. For the first time this event was organized by Maccabi GB and was held only in London. Then the model was successfully implemented in Budapest, Hungary and then in other countries.

Since the creation of the support team, there has been an impressive development of the project. In 2016, the event took place in 7 cities, in 2017 – in 16 cities, and in 2018 – in 18 cities. As this project gained more and more popularity in Europe, other Maccabi confederations began to implement this idea in their communities.

Ukraine joined the project in 2017. For the first time, 3 cities took part in it. In 2018, the event took place already in 4 cities (Kharkov, Kiev, Odessa and Zaporozhey). The number of cities and the number of participants (500 people) speak for themselves.

In 2019, the MACCABI FUN RUN is already being prepared in Kharkov, Zaporozhye, Kherson, Odessa, Kiev and Berdyansk.

You can also join MACCABI FUN RUN!

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Maccabi FunRun Seminar in Athens

January 17-20, the annual seminar for the organizers of the European Fun Run events, organized by the European Maccabi Confederation (EMC), was held in Athens, Greece.50323482_10156566150057489_5009047643804925952_n (2)85AD6BEF-B458-4B61-B440-9D339A1466A8 (2)

Maccabi Ukraine was represented by the Chairman of the Board Victoria Dyakova and the Head of Maccabi Zaporozhye, Valentina Dyleva. They shared their experience in organizing FunRun events in 4 cities in Ukraine.074173EF-3985-4C8C-BB2F-B3AB26BB80D1 (2)

“We have been participating in this project for years, and the European experience of our colleagues, who have been very successful in this case, is very important for us. We always have something to learn from our colleagues, we are discovering new approaches to the organization of sporting events and volunteer activities. Many thanks to the organizer, and the EMC support for the opportunity to gain new knowledge and skills necessary for our work in Ukraine, ”said Victoria Dyakova.

The Maccabi Volunteers of Ukraine are not going to stop there, and this year they intend to involve more cities in the Fun Run!