Race Preview: 2015 It’s My Ability 5k for Autism

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


About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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