Maine Marathon

10K, 1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Sun, Oct 3, 2021

Address

Cape Elizabeth, ME

Pricing

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RUNNING FOR AUCOCISCO SCHOOL - Marathon

$75 $75 Closed

RUNNING FOR AUCOCISCO SCHOOL - Half-Marathon

$50 $50 Closed

RUNNING FOR AUCOCISCO SCHOOL - Relay Team

$30 $30 Closed

RUNNING FOR AUCOCISO SCHOOL - Virtual Event

$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

Maine Marathon is a relay, half marathon or full marathon starting and ending in Portland, Maine

We are running in the Maine Marathon to raise awareness of learning differences and fundraise for the Aucocisco School. Anyone who has needed Aucocisco or has a child that learns differently understands the important work they do and I feel compelled to support the Aucocisco School. The funds we raise will help Aucocisco school help more families, and add to the programs currently in place.

I think back to the early days of trying to understand why our son was not reading and recall when he shared, “Mommy, all my friends can read and write and I can’t”. Though our story started before that those words are forever etched in my mind. It was the start of understanding the learning differences that impacted our family. At that time, I didn’t know about Aucocisco, but quickly became acquainted and can honestly say, I don’t know where we would be without the school and staff. Because of Aucocisco my son can read. 
 
While running recently and I found myself thinking a speed bump looked like a hill and I wanted to stop; another step felt impossible. I often think of my son when I’m feeling this way and remember when “pounding it out on the pavement” got me through some of the hardest days in the process of understanding his learning struggles and deciphering the information provided to us. When I think of both of my children and learning differences that impact them, I know they cannot choose to stop, they cannot make it go away and they did not choose to wrestle with these things. I find strength in the strength they show everyday as they navigate a world and systems not set up for them; and I take that next step and go over that speed bump and the next hill, because I can choose. I am proud of my children, and am thankful for their differences and what they have taught me. I am learning to understand the world through the lenses of ADHD, dyslexia, and dyscalculia. Some days are still hard, and I need a run to left myself, but his time I want my run to not only benefit me, but to benefit those who have helped our family so poignantly. 

- Mom of a 6th grader with dyslexia and ADHD and a 4th grader with dyscalculia and ADHD. 

www.aucociscoschool.org 

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