FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Team Yachad Announces Marathon Move From Las Vegas to Miami
December 27, 2016
New York, NY — Yachad, the National Council for Jewish Disabilities, announced it is moving its annual marathon back to Miami, after the Las Vegas race provider unexpectedly postponed its race to early April, due to unforeseen circumstances related to the course.
“We have decided to take these lemons and make lemonade out of them,” said Marla Rottenstreich, Assistant Director of Yachad. “We’re keeping runners’ vacation/yeshiva break plans by moving our race from Las Vegas back to Miami, as we had originally planned. We hope our committed participants and runners will join us in a warmer climate.”
The Marathon and Half Marathon is one of the organization’s largest fundraisers, with all proceeds raised going directly to help those with disabilities to attend many of Yachad’s famous Shabbatonim, summer programs, and an array of other inclusive activities. Each participant raises a minimum of $3,000 in order to run; last year, Yachad raised over $300,000 in net profits.
The run is scheduled to take place in Miami on Sunday January 29, 2017 at 5:50am, starting at 601 Biscayne Boulevard, in front of the American Airlines Arena, and finishing at 301 Biscayne Boulevard, adjacent to Bayfront Park. All accommodations, flights and kosher food have been secured for participants, and runners will receive updates shortly.
“Please tell us you’ll enjoy a lemonade with our team in Miami, and that we can continue to count on you to raise these essential funds to further the incredible work and services provided by Yachad,” said Rottenstreich. “See you in the Sunshine State!”
For more information, contact Ahuva Stern at SternA@ou.org or check out miami.teamyachad.com.