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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 program development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 Deadline
Skechers Performance LA Marathon 5k, Marathon &  Relay Los Angeles, CA March 18-19, 2017 Too Late! January 22, 2017
Publix Georgia Marathon Half Marathon & Marathon Atlanta, GA March 19, 2017 Join Us Next Year! January 22, 2017
Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon 5k, 10 Miler, Half & Marathon Denver, CO May 20-21, 2017 Too Late! April 14, 2017
Humana Rock 'n' Roll Chicago 5k, 10k & Half Marathon Chicago, IL July 15-16 2017 Register Now! July 1, 2017
Rock 'n' Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon New York, NY October 14, 2017 Register Now! August 1, 2017
Marine Corps Marathon 10k & Marathon Washington, DC October 22, 2017 Register Now! August 1, 2017
Geico Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas 5k, 10k, Half & Marathon Las Vegas, NV November 11-12, 2017 Register Now! August 15, 2017
Charlotte Marathon 5k, Half, Marathon & Relay Charlotte, NC November 11, 2017 Register Now! August 15, 2017
Other Events   Location Event Date   Registration Deadline
40th Anniversary Pi Alpha Ride Along    Richmond, VA  August 9-12, 2017 Register Now! July 15, 2017
Summer En Route Ride Along   Your Choice Your Choice Register Now! Two weeks prior to ride
40th Anniversary Build America Reunion    Washington, DC  August 10-12, 2017  Register Now! July 15, 207 
Save the Date for 2018          
Publix Georgia Marathon Half Marathon Atlanta, GA March 18, 2018    
Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon 5k, 10 Miler, Half & Marathon Denver, CO May 19-20, 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. Sign up now to take on your virtual challenge!

Event Location Event Date
Ability Challenge Europe Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Rome, Italy May 25 - July 23, 2017
Hike It Up Blue Hawksbill Mountain | Luray, VA April 1, 2017