The Macabbi GB Community Fun Run celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday by welcoming record numbers across the event. More than 4,500 people attended the day to help raise funds for 62 communal charities — while for the first time participants ran on behalf of seven Jewish primary schools.
The event, hosted at Allianz Park sports stadium in Mill Hill, saw 2,500 runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and abilities taking part in five distances: the 10km, 5km, new 5km walk, 1km and the tri-run (10km, 5km and 1km consecutively).
Ambassador Mark Regev, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and the Mayor of Barnet got the runners started in each category.
Event organiser Neil Taylor said: “From the thousands of runners and participants to all the charities and schools who make this event what it is, the enthusiasm and passion for today was palpable.”
Since its launch in 2007 the fun run has raised over £1.25 million for a range of Jewish charities.
Photos: Marc Morris, and Tom Watkins from Paul Toeman Photography