WHY WE DO IT
Mack and Cam have been best friends since they were four years old. Cam was born with Cerebral Palsy, meaning he can’t walk or talk, but that never stopped him from doing everything Mack did. They would jet ski, go to dances (their senior year Cam was even crowned Prom King!), and run. During their cross country and track seasons Mack would push Cam’s wheelchair and the two describe it as the highlight of their high school careers.
Run On wants to provide every high school student in a wheelchair the same opportunities that Cam had: To be part of a team, to compete against (and beat!) their peers, and to experience that icy moment right before the gun goes off.
HOW WE DO IT
Run On Athletes report higher confidence, higher high school graduation rates, improved performance in school, and a better outlook on life. Additionally, communities that integrate Run On report higher amounts of service, community outreach, and a lower rate of bullying.
Run On bridges the gap between people in wheelchairs who want to run and students who want to push them within two different programs. (1) The high school program, where we help high school students in wheelchairs run with their school's teams, and (2) The racing program, where we help wheelchair bound individuals of all ages compete in marathons, half marathons, and more for free!