In the culminating event of IDF Annual Health and Fitness Month on Tuesday, October 5th, male officers with the rank of Major and higher, and female officers with the rank of Captain and higher all participated in a day consisting of various sporting events beginning with a race led by the Chief of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi. The event took place at the Wingate Institute near Netanya. Traditionally spanning a week, Lt. General Ashkenazi recently extended the Annual Health and Fitness events into a month long occaision. The month is part of an effort to raise awareness of the importance of physical fitness among IDF soldiers and commanders.
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