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!

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.


Charlotte, NC

Around the Crown

September 3, 2023

Chicago, IL

Bike the Drive

You Choose the Distance
September 3, 2023

Washington, DC

Marine Corps Marathon

Marathon & 10k
October 29, 2023

Participant Benefits

  • Opportunity to push Enabled Athletes (may vary by distance and event)
  • Training support
  • Event Registration
  • Race weekend team celebration event
  • Running shirt for race day
  • Pre/post-race tent access (varies by event)
  • Fundraising support and incentives

Summer Ride Along

Come join the Gear Up Florida or Journey of Hope team on the road this summer. Cycle or crew with the team on the day of your choice!


Team AbEx Ambassadors

The Team AbEx Ambassador program is designed for supporters who wish to take the impact to the next level. Ambassadors are tasked with representing the organization and support the mission through athletic activities in their community. Learn more about how you can stay active and create shared experiences as a Team AbEx Ambassador!


My Challenge Events

My 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 My Challenge participant (events listed below), we will be happy to put you in touch with other team members! All My Challenge event participants will receive 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: