The Ability Experience Challenges

The Ability Experience Challenges promote inclusion by enabling people with and without disabilities to compete together in endurance events. They are your way to impact the lives of people with disabilities across the country while challenging yourself mentally and physically. These events are open to anyone in order to promote the abilities of all people. Whether you choose to walk, run or roll, you will help provide Enabled Athletes (athletes with disabilities) the opportunity to compete side-by-side in various races across the country!

Participant Benefits

  • Opportunity 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. You will be able to experience these events as a member of #TeamAbEx and have the full support of our staff and fellow #TeamAbEx athletes. These events are pre-determined and depending on the event may include benefits like a team celebration event on race weekend, bag check away from the crowds, charity tent access with food and drinks and more!

Check out the Ability Experience Challenges Signature Events listed below. For more information, please contact Andrew Matznick, assistant executive director of programs, via email or call (980) 318-5387.


Atlanta, GA

Publix Georgia Half Marathon

Half Marathon
March 17, 2019

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon

Half Marathon & Marathon
April 27, 2019

Luray, VA

Hike It Up Blue

Trail hike up Hawksbill Summit
April 27, 2019

Denver, CO

Colfax Marathon

5k, 10 Miler, Half Marathon & Marathon
May 18-19, 2019

Chicago, IL

Bike The Drive

Bike ride on Lake Shore Drive
May 26, 2019

Chicago, IL

Rock N Roll Chicago

5k, 10k, & Half Marathon
July 20-21, 2019

Washington, DC

Marine Corps Marathon

Marathon & 10K
October 27, 2019

Las Vegas, NV

Rock N Roll Las Vegas

5k, 10k, & Half Marathon
November 16-17, 2019

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.


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A special thanks to our Ability Experience Challenge partners: