The Lithuanian Makabi Athletics Club held its third annual Fun Run on September 8 with 80 runners including a whopping 36 from the Sholem Aleichem Gymnasium under the guidance of PE teachers Vilija Taralienė and Mantas Mikutavičius. Many students’ parents also ran. Runners were able to choose between two courses, one 1.5-kilometers long, the other 3 kilometers.
The run took place on a beautiful fall day and the competitors were in high spirits. Prize winners received unusual prizes this time, including gift certificates and sweets. Everyone received a prize for participating. After the prize ceremony custom-ordered cakes were presented, one for the students from Sholem, their teachers and their parents. The other was for members of the Makabi Club to celebrate their summer victory at the European Macabbiah Games held in Budapest. A third cake was for the large group of volunteers who helped organize the event.
We plan to make the 2020 Fun Run international with European Macabbiah athletes from a number of member-states.
Semionas Finkelšteinas, president
Lithuanian Makabi Athletics Club