Running for Israel began as an idea to help increase public awareness of the issues facing the State of Israel and the needs of the people who live there. To bring this idea into reality, Rabbi Eric Ertel and ten other motivated runners ran the 2004 New York City Marathon to begin raising One Million Dollars for causes that support the State of Israel and translate awareness into activism. We invite you to help us meet these goals by joining the "Running for Israel" team. Every donation brings us a stride closer to living the reality of a peaceful Israel.
|"I think what Running for Israel is doing is extremely worthwhile"
|- Gary Null
Many people have contacted us to inquire about running other marathons in the U.S. and abroad. We're proud to say that the Running for Israel campaign will continue in new locations and with more runners and supporters. We're also expanding to include shorter races and walks. Click here to see the list of upcoming races, or to sponsor a runner.