Team SHALVA in the Jerusalem Marathon:  Running for hope, love and human dignity

Team SHALVA is the largest charity team in the Jerusalem Marathon. The team brings individuals together from around the world and unifies them towards a common goal: providing quality care for individuals with disabilities, empowering their families and promoting social change.

Team SHALVA is a diverse group of nearly 400 runners who travel from all over the world to Israel to participate in the Jerusalem Marathon in support of SHALVA. Along with international and local runners, the team is comprised of SHALVA’s children, families, and staff; who participate in the marathon’s community run which includes a disability track. The disability track is a SHALVA initiative and an asset unique in Israel to the Jerusalem Marathon.

Following months of marathon training and fundraising for the SHALVA cause, the team members come together for a weekend of SHALVA facility tours, events, and the marathon itself.
Running side by side in SHALVA running gear, SHALVA’s team of children with special needs and marathon runners represent a beautiful demonstration of a community that promotes health, inclusion, and celebration of life.

To run with Team SHALVA or find out more, visit