IM ABLE chooses to run events as fundraisers because it gives adaptive athletes a platform to realize their potential. Adaptive athletes come from all walks of life and backgrounds. Military veterans, degenerative diseases, accidents, and born conditions are just some of the ways people become adaptive. Competitions become life motivating goals where the training for these goals improves physical and mental conditions.
Got the Nerve? Triathlon
Got the Nerve? is a sprint triathlon, with a 500 yd. swim in Mt. Gretna Lake, a 16 mi. bike ride on country roads through both Lebanon & Lancaster Counties and a 5K run on a nearby FLAT Rails-to-Trails path. Registration is closed at 1,000 race participants. In past years, over 2,500 fans have attended to support the event. Got the Nerve Triathlon has inspired thousands of individuals of all abilities to challenge themselves in a motivating and encouraging race environment.
The Spring grant recipient is awarded at this event. Got the Nerve? triathlon is now a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and carries the distinction of being the Northeast Paratriathlon Regional Championships.
RU Able Duathlon
RU Able Duathlon is a competition with running and cycling as the primary sports. It is a chip-timed event offering both 5k and Duathlon options. 5k runners participate in the first leg only. Duathlon participants continue on to a bike leg and a second run leg. Teams are welcomed. For nearly a decade this event has brought both able-bodied and adaptive athletes together for a day of fun competition and motivation to keep moving! The Summer IM ABLE Foundation grant recipient is awarded at this event.
IM ABLE Bash
IM ABLE adaptive athletes prove year-round that a disability does not have to be a limiting factor to achieving goals. IM ABLE Foundation’s annual St. Patrick’s Day themed BASH fundraiser is an evening celebrating a year’s worth of shared grit, determination, resiliency and accomplishment. Each year, community “Motivators of the year” are recognized by over 500 BASH attendees for their dedication to overcoming challenges or for lifting up their community. Funds raised at the BASH support the IM ABLE mission to remove obstacles that prevent people affected by disabilities of all kinds from being physically active.