Honorary Runners

meet shachaf

Shachaf runs in the 800 meter Community Run with such a huge smile on her face that you'd never know how shy she was when she first entered Shalva's Afternoon Program. In 2017 she had the incredible honor of leading the run hand-in-hand with Olympian Ori Sasson; we're looking forward to seeing what amazing surprises 2018 brings to Shachaf!

meet maor

Maor was born deaf, with cognitive disabilities and one leg longer than the other. Maor, who can only walk a few steps at a time, participates in the 800 meter Community Run every year with such determination, that he truly inspires everyone around him. He has now crossed the finish line five years in a row and with the Jerusalem Marathon being one of the highlights in Maor's year, you're welcome to run alongside him in 2018 as he completes this challenging feat!