Mud Run and Community Day at Junior Carnival

August 24, 2012 by J-Wire Staff
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As part of the 2013 Maccabi Junior Carnival in Sydney, participants will get the opportunity to take part in a fun, but challenging, Mud Run at Glenworth Valley.

A section of of the course

The highly anticipated event involves a 5km mud-soaked endurance race consisting of man- made and natural obstacles. Some of the obstacles include cable drums, tunnels, tyres and nets.
Within their age groups, Carnival participants will be required to run, crawl or belly-flop their way through thick mud, resulting in an unforgettable fun run experience. Upon completion of the course, participants will wash in the river and change into clean clothes before heading back home.
Carnival Manager, Danny Hochberg said,
“The challenge is less about who comes first and more about simply trying to complete the course.”
“The actual course runs through lush green fields, forest, and alongside a meandering river. There will be wallabies, possums, wombats and horses. If we are lucky, we may even see a platypus or two. It will be a particular treat for city-slickers and interstate competitors alike.”
The event will be compulsory for all Carnival participants. Trained facilitators and Carnival management will accompany participants at all times and a medical team will always be close at hand in the unlikely event of an accident.
Glenworth Valley is 1.5 hours outside of Sydney. Participants will be transported to and from the venue via buses organised by the Carnival committee.


NSW Maccabi’s Danny Hochberg and Mick Vasin

More than 30 organisations have signed up to be involved with Community Day 2013 as part of the 31st Maccabi Junior Carnival in Sydney.


Introduced two years ago at the 2011 Melbourne Junior Carnival, Community Day aims to provide Jewish teenagers from all over Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong the opportunity to learn, volunteer and interact with various community groups.
Over the last few months, the Sydney 2013 Community Day Committee has been working hard to secure placements for more than 800 participants expected to register for the Carnival taking place from 15th to 22nd January 2013.
Across various Jewish and non-Jewish organisations in Sydney’s north and east, thoroughly organised programs are being devised to ensure that every Carnival participant has a memorable and valuable experience at Community Day on Friday 18th January 2013.
One of the organisations that have eagerly come on board for Community Day is Oz Harvest Food Rescue.
Oz Harvest Food Rescue Founder and CEO, Ronni Kahn, said:
“It’s heartening to see a high level of awareness in today’s youth with the understanding that good food should not go to waste, when so many are hungry. The Maccabi participants will be supporting OzHarvest by collecting non-perishable food items and creating much needed hampers, ready for delivery to Sydney’s charities in the yellow OzHarvest vans.”
Some of the other organisations getting involved are Sydney Jewish Museum, Special Olympics, Montefiore Home, Challah for Hunger and Easy Care Gardening.
Community Day will take place on Friday 18 January 2013 from 9am to 1pm across both the Eastern suburbs and North Shore.

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