September 22, Odessa hosted a large sporting event, the Fun Run. Three years have passed since Maccabi Ukraine has joined this international initiative. Numerous mass events were held in all regions of Ukraine. Only this year Maccabi Fun Run events were already held in Kharkov, Zaporozhye and Kherson.
Maccabi Fun Run is an international day for Jewish communities and sports. This program helps strengthen ties between Jewish communities, as well as their members, and the union of Jewish organizations.
The Maccabi Fun Run program in Odessa was supported by the Hesed Shaarei Zion Charitable Foundation and local Maccabi organizations; it brought together more than 200 participants.
Thsports festivalbegan with a welcoming speech by the Chairman of the European Maccabi Confederation, Mordecai Tichauer. Among the honored guests were Yakov Zheleznyak (Olympic champion, multiple world, European and USSR champion in shooting, Honored Master of Sports) and Maccabiah games champions Ilya Koval and Artem Barduk
On this day all the participants had the opportunity to test themselves in various sports, but the most important thing were the races, where everyone chose their own distance. The youngest athlete was a three-year-old Alina.
All participants were awarded with prizes with symbols prepared by the sponsor of the Maccabi Fun Run program around the world – ROBIN RUTH.