"Running for Israel" began as an idea to help increase public awareness of the issues facing the State of Israel and the needs of the people who live there. On October 9th, 2005, we will continue this effort by running the Chicago Marathon. We invite you to help us meet these goals by joining the "Running for Israel" team. Run with us, raise your own pledges, cheer us on during the race, or simply donate! Every donation brings us a stride closer to living the reality of a peaceful Israel.