about team shalva

What is TEAM Shalva?
Team Shalva is a worldwide family that brings the joy of sport to people of all abilities. We are a diverse group of nearly 500 runners who travel from all over the world to Israel to participate in the Jerusalem Marathon in support of Shalva. Team Shalva is also the largest (and we believe coolest) team in the marathon.
why should you join?

Because you care. Because together we are the power of many as we raise the banner of hope for hundreds of children and their families.

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 the celebration of life.

what is included?
Following months of marathon training and fundraising for the Shalva cause, the team members come together for a beautiful Shabbat in Jerusalem, tours, events, and the marathon itself.
Marathon Admission
Team Running shirt and swag bag
Roundtrip airfare to and from israel
(economy class)
Hotel accommodations
at Jerusalem Crowne Plaza from Thursday, March 16th - Sunday, March 19th
pre-race pasta party & post-race victory party
inspirational shabbaton
including all meals
about shalva

About Shalva

Shalva, the Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel, is dedicated to providing high quality care for children with disabilities, empowering their families and promoting social inclusion.

high quality care for children with disabilities

We help hundreds of children and thousands of their family members every year and are proud that our advocacy and educational initiatives are inspiring a more inclusive society.

Non-denominational and free-of-charge, Shalva's programs provide care from infancy through adulthood, empowering parents to raise their children with special needs within the family framework. Through twenty-five years of award-winning program development, Shalva has become an indispensable element of Israel's cultural skyline.

read more
Visit www.shalva.org