The Ability Experience Challenges

The Ability Experience Challenges are your way to help impact the lives of people with disabilities across the country while challenging yourself mentally and physically. These events are open to anyone that wants to challenge themselves in order to promote the abilities of all people.

Participant Benefits

  • Opportunities to push Enabled Athletes (may vary by distance)
  • Professional training support from Benefitness Partners
  • Event Registration
  • Running shirt for training
  • Pre-race team celebration event
  • Running shirt for race day
  • Pre/post-race tent access (varies by event)
  • Fundraising support and incentives

Signature Events

Signature Events offer you additional pre-event support and a VIP experience on race day. Benefits may vary slightly by event, but may include running shirts, a pre-race team dinner, access to start/finish line tent, bag check away from the crowds, food and drinks, and an opportunity to be a part of a team of pushers to help an athlete with a disability complete the event as well! The Cycling Event Ride Along will provide you with a fully supported ride and opportunity to participate in all of the team’s activities for the day, including a Friendship Visit if one is scheduled.

Check out the Ability Experience Challenges Signature Events listed below or choose your own event to help showcase the abilities of all people. For more information, please contact Andrew Matznick, director of ability experience challenges, via email or call (980) 318-5387.

Atlanta, GA

Publix Georgia Marathon

Half Marathon & Marathon

March 18, 2018

Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Racefest

10k & Half Marathon

April 14, 2018

Luray, VA

Hike It Up Blue

Trail Hike up Hawksbill Summit

April 21, 2018

Denver, CO

Colfax Marathon

5k, 10 Miler, Half Marathon & Marathon
May 19-20, 2018

Chicago, IL

Bike The Drive

Cycling Event on Lakeshore Drive
May 27, 2018

Chicago, IL

Humana Rock N Roll Chicago

5k, 10k & Half Marathon

July 21-22, 2018

Washington, DC

Marine Corps Marathon

10k & Marathon

October 28, 2018

Las Vegas, NV

Rock N Roll Las Vegas

5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Marathon

November 10-11, 2018

Virtual Challenge Events

Virtual Challenge events allow you to choose your own event to impact the organization. If you cannot join a Signature Event team, then find a local event you want to complete, choose your fundraising goal and let The Ability Experience staff help you reach your goal. If you happen to be completing the same event as another Virtual Challenge participant (events listed below), we will be happy to put you in touch with other team members! All Virtual Challenge event participants will receive a training shirt, a running shirt for your event and staff support leading up to your event.


San Francisco Half Marathon

San Francisco, CA
July 29, 2018



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A special thanks to our Ability Experience Challenge partners: