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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. Through The Ability Experience Challenges events, we are providing opportunities for people of all abilities to come together to complete a common goal. Join us for a 5k, 10k, half marathon or a full marathon. Whether you decided to walk, run or roll, you can help provide an opportunity for athletes with disabilities to share in the same or similar experience. Funds raised through these events help provide people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in these event along side the rest of the participants!

Participant Benefits:

  • Professional training support from our friends at 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)
  • Opportunities to push Enabled Athletes (varies by event)
  • Fundraising support and incentives 

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 Development & Ability Experience Challenges, at challenges@abilityexperience.org or (980) 318-5387.

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.

Running Events  Distances  Location  Event Date  Registration  Registration Deadline  
Skechers Performance LA Marathon  5k, Marathon &  Relay   Los Angeles, CA   March 18-19  Too Late!    January 22 
Publix Georgia Marathon  Half Marathon & Marathon   Atlanta, GA   March 19  Join us next year!  January 22 
Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon   5k, 10 Miler & Half Marathon  Denver, CO  May 20-21  Register Now!  May 7 
Humana Rock 'n' Roll Chicago  5k, 10k & Half Marathon   Chicago, IL   July 15-16  Register Now!   May 31 
Rock 'n' Roll Brooklyn  Half Marathon   New York, NY   October 14  Register Now!   July 1 
Marine Corps Marathon  10k & Marathon   Washington, DC   October 22  Register Now!   July 1  
Geico Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas  5k, 10k, Half & Marathon   Las Vegas, NV   November 11-12  Register Now!   August 1 
Charlotte Marathon  5k, Half, Marathon & Relay   Charlotte, NC   November 11  Register Now!   August 1  
Cycling Events       Location   Event Date       Registration Deadline  
40th Anniversary Pi Alpha Ride Along      Richmond, VA   August 9-12   Register Now!   July 1 
Summer En Route Ride Along      Your Choice   Your Choice   Register Now!   Two weeks prior to ride  

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. Sign up now to take on your virtual challenge!

Event  Location  Event Date  Registration  
Hike It Up Blue Robertson, VA April 1, 2017 Join us next year!