GFNY Jerusalem's Team Shalva
GFNY Jerusalem's Team Shalva
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About the Ride

Team Shalva is a worldwide family that brings the joy of sports to people of all abilities. We are a diverse group of bikers who travel from all over the world to Israel to participate in GFNY Jerusalem in support of Shalva. Team Shalva is also the first and the largest (and we believe the coolest) team in the Jerusalem Marathon with over 500 runners from around the world.

About the Ride

Because you want to make a difference. Because together we are the power of many as we raise the banner of hope, love and human dignity for thousands of children with disabilities and their families.

Shalva's riders represents a beautiful demonstration of a community that promotes health, inclusion, and the celebration of life.

Following months of training and fundraising for the Shalva cause, the Team Shalva members come together for a beautiful weekend in Jerusalem. You get to meet amazing people and make new friends, all of whom are uniting for Shalva's children.

The unparalleled weekend of fun and inspiration with many events includes a Shalva tour and the bike ride itself.

Also included -

  • GFNY admission
  • Bike assembly
  • Team Shalva swag and the official GFNY Jerusalem t-shirt
  • Roundtrip airfare to & from Israel (economy class)
  • Hotel Accommodations in Jerusalem, Thursday-Sunday, April 26th-29th
  • Pre-race pasta & post-race victory party
  • An exciting and inspirational weekend in Jerusalem including all meals
  • A meaningful and informative tour of Shalva
  • An awe-inspiring concert by the famous Shalva Band
  • Fundraising tools: A personal fundraising web page, sample fundraising and thank you letters, fundraising tips and ideas.

What is the weekend itinerary?
Here is a tentative general itinerary of the Team Shalva weekend:

Thursday - Shalva Day: A tour of the Shalva National Center, opening ceremony with Shalva founder Kalman Samuels, a Shalva Band concert and the epic Team Shalva Pasta Party – all in the stunning new center

Friday - GFNY Day! Israeli breakfast, GFNY Jerusalem race cheered on by the Shalva kids, the famous Victory Party (and Friday night Shabbat dinner for international participants)

Saturday - Shabbat: (For international participants) All meals, program and free time

Sunday - Lehitraot: Time to say goodbye. Israeli breakfast, exchange contact information with new friends, and start dreaming about 2019...

WOW! I'm in, tell me more!
This is the FIRST GFNY Jerusalem EVER.
Team Shalva is the FIRST charity team in the ride!
All funds raised go to help the thousands of children and their family members helped by Shalva every year.