The 3rd Annual It’s My Ability 5K is set for September 5th in Boring, OR. This race gives 100% of the proceeds towards autism. In 2014 this event raised $25,000, providing scholarships for kids with autism to attend summer camp at Camp Odakoda.
Dr. Hardin of Harmony Orthodontics was inspired by his son to create this race. Hardin’s son, Daniel, was diagnosed with high functioning autism at a young age. After a particularly bad day for Daniel, they had a father-son chat about some of Daniel’s amazing abilities. This prompted Daniel to say, “Dad, autism is not my disability, it’s my ability.” (See full story here.) That line stayed with Hardin and inspired him to inspire others.
This race is truly an event for others. Mark your calendar for September 5th and get registered for this race soon, as it is limited to just 400 participants. All participants will receive a tech t-shirt (if registered by 8/29) and finishers will receive a medal. There will be awards for the top 3 male and female finishers along with age group awards for the first place runner in each age division.
It’s My Ability 5K is an out and back course on Springwater Trail and is open to walkers and runners. But, please leave the pets, bikes, rollerblades, etc. at home for this event to keep participants safe.
It’s My Ability Details
Date: Saturday, Sept. 5
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Location: Boring Station Trailhead Park, Boring
Registration Fees: $35 (includes tech shirt) $20 – ages 6-13 (includes a cotton shirt) Age 5 and under are free.
Race website: Click Here