About Us

ALEH (www.ALEH.org) is Israel’s largest and most advanced network of residential facilities for children with severe intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, providing 700 children from around Israel with high-level medical and rehabilitative care in four residential facilities in Jerusalem, BneiBrak, Gedera, and the Negev. ALEH is their home and their family – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Rise to the challange!

ALEH Ascend is so much more than a running team. We are a movement – on the move – dedicated to pushing our personal limits in order to ensure the unrestricted growth and true inclusion of every Israeli child, regardless of the severity of his or her disability.

With every mile we run, we shatter societal boundaries and raise the bar for the care of Israel’s most vulnerable children.

ALEH Ascend team membership includes:

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    Marathon admission

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    Online coaching from experienced marathon runners

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    Training schedule and fitness tips

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    Full fundraising support

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    A high-quality Dri Fit race jersey

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    ALEH Ascend gear, including a smart phone armband case

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    Pre-race 'Pump up' Barbecue

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    Post-race 'Victory' dinner

When you join ALEH Ascend, you will:


Disabled children in Israel to realize their greatest potentials and live a quality life on par with the rest of society.


Awareness of Israel’s special needs population.


The integration and acceptance of disabled individuals within Israeli society.


Your body, enrich your soul, and improve the world with every stride.