Tel Aviv marathon
A man crosses the finish line during the Tel Aviv marathon. Photo by Tomer Appelbaum
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The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has pledged cash for Israel's needy for every kilometer finished in next week's Tel Aviv marathon.

The fellowship, a U.S.-based foundation that raises $73 million annually for Israel, has pledged 5 shekels, or $1.35, for each kilometer completed by a runner in the March 15 Tel Aviv -Gillette Marathon and in its ancillary runs, which include a half-marathon and a 4.2-kilometer fun run.

The marathon anticipates that 35,000 runners will complete 600,000 kilometers.

The money will go to food and clothing for needy children ahead of Passover.