Ready, Steady: Gear Up for Binyamina's 27th March and First-Ever Race!
The 27th Annual Binyamina March and the first Binyamina Race will both take place on Thursday, 17 April 2014 (the second intermediate day of Pesach). This year, we'll walk ‒ and run ‒ along the 'Baron's Trail' to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Baron Edmond de Rothschild's passing. And for the first time, a competitive, professional Binyamina Race will lead up to the March.
Walkers and runners alike will pass through Binyamina's heritage sites, where they'll find volunteers from the Binyamina Preservation Society manning information booths, and members of the Scouts and Hanoar Ha-Oved v'Lomed youth movements leading activities for young and old. The role of the 'Well-known Benefactor' in helping settle Binyamina and the surrounding areas will be featured, and a special stand in the Seven Species Park will be devoted to the Baron and his illustrious family.
The Binyamina March has been held annually for almost three decades. The popular event attracts locals and visitors from the entire country, looking for a chance to get better acquainted with the town and its environs -- the green fields and charming wildflowers, the lovely vistas, and the highlights of its history. The 27th Annual March, and this year's new Race, will be sports event for the whole family, with marching and running through open spaces as well as urban areas. During the day there will also be a happening for families at Yad l'Banim Park, at the heart of the village.
The March is a joint project of the Binyamina-Givat Ada Community Center, the Binyamina Preservation Society, the Binyamina-Givat Ada local council, members of the youth movements mentioned above, and Ramat Hanadiv. The race is being organized by Real Timing, who specialize in mounting competitive races throughout Israel.
Registration for the March and the Race has begun; watch for details in the press and on Real Timing's website (www.realtiming.co.il
). We invite all the residents of the Binyamina-Givat Ada Moshavot and beyond to sign up and take part in a terrific event!