Jerusalem 2020

March 12 2021 Running Hand in Hand for Disability Inclusion


  1. What is Team Yachad - Jerusalem?

    Team Yachad will be “running hand in hand” across the finish line March 12th in the 2021 Jerusalem 5k, 10K, Half-Marathon and Full-Marathon. Yachad/National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) is dedicated to addressing the needs of all individuals with disabilities and including them in the Jewish community. All monies raised will go directly to help those with disabilities attend many of our famous Shabbatonim (weekend programs), summer programs and an array of other inclusive activities.

  2. What is the Jerusalem Marathon?

    For more information on the course, or for any information related to the marathon itself, please visit the Jerusalem Marathon website.

  3. What does running with Team Yachad – Jerusalem consist of?

    Once you reach your fundraising minimum goal, Team Yachad provides:

    • Guaranteed race admission and registration
    • Team Yachad Running Shirt
    • Awesome Team Yachad gear
    • Pre-Race Pasta Party
    • Celebratory BBQ
    • An unforgettable experience
  4. What is included in the $3,000 International Runner package?

    International individuals are team members joining from outside of Israel.

    In addition to what is listed under “What does running with Team Yachad – Jerusalem consist of?”

    • Round trip flight to Israel on one of our group flights.
    • Hotel stay from Wednesday evening 3/17 – Sunday morning 3/21
    • Touring around Israel & programming with Yachad Israel
    • Shabbaton with Yachad Israel

    As a member of Team Yachad, you have committed to raise a minimum of $3,000 in sponsorship funds.

    Fundraising deadlines:
    $1,000 by January 15th , 2021
    $2,000 by February 15th, 2021
    Seats on the Team Yachad group flight will only be finalized for runners that have reached the $2,000 fundraising mark by February 15th, 2019. Flights booked by runner will be reimbursed up to $900, round trip, once runner has reached their full fundraising goal and with the submission of a flight ticket receipt. [Yachad is unable to reimburse for tickets for award flights] Team Yachad will be providing accommodations in Israel from Wednesday night March 18th – Sunday afternoon March 22nd.
    $3,000* by March 15th, 2021

  5. Is there a registration fee?

    Yes. The $50 registration fee is a tax deductible, non- refundable donation to Yachad/NJCD. The registration fee will be applied towards your minimum fundraising commitment.

  6. Interested in creating a school or family team?

    Please contact Team Yachad at or 212-613-8301 to set up a team account.

  7. I am ready to sign up, What do I do next?

    Just register at and let the fun begin!

    Your $50 registration fee is a tax deductible, non-refundable donation to Yachad/NJCD. The registration fee will be applied towards your minimum fundraising commitment.

    As a member of Team Yachad – Jerusalem, you will be responsible to reach your fundraising goal by race-day, March 20, 2021.

  8. Is there an early bird special?

    YES! register as an intentional runner (outside Israel) by September 29th and receive $150 towards your $3,000 fundraising goal.

  9. I have never run a marathon, will I be able to finish a 10K, Half or Full Marathon?

    Absolutely! It might take a little bit of hard work and training, but many of our runners are first timers.  To date, every Team Yachad member has crossed the finish line successfully. Whether you are a first time runner or an experienced one, join us B’Yachad for this wonderful marathon experience.

  10. I am concerned that I might not be able to raise the required funds. Will I be able to do it?

    Even if you’ve never raised money before, our materials and strategies will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others.

    Experience has shown that it is not only possible, but quite enjoyable as you work to reach this goal.  Yachad is a worthwhile organization and our runners are enthusiastic about its mission. You will be surprised how friends, family, and co-workers will respond to your effort to run/walk in a marathon to help this wonderful cause. Remember, you are not asking people to make donations…you are asking them to sponsor YOU and YOUR efforts!

  11. How can my sponsors submit payment?

    Online contributions can be made by credit card on the runner’s personalized page found on our website.  Checks should be pledged online through the runner’s personalized page and can be mailed to:

    Team Yachad Jerusalem
    11 Broadway, 13th Floor
    New York, NY 10004

    Please make sure that sponsors write your name and their email address on the check so we can ensure that you are given credit for the donation.  Team Yachad will send tax exempt receipts to every sponsor. Tax receipts can be issued for the US, Canada or Israel.

  12. Covid-19 safety:

    We hope that by race day the requirements and safety guidelines for an outdoor run will be more clear and simple. Furthermore, Yachad will be taking all the needed and necessary safety steps to assure the runners are safe at all times. Runners will get updates from Yachad about the latest safety guidelines.