SOAR For a Cause at The Eagle Run

Looking for an Asheville 5K this beautiful fall season? October is also ADHD Awareness Month, so put on your running shoes and help bring awareness to cause affecting millions of youth.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 6 million kids between the ages of 4 and 17 are diagnosed with ADHD, and the number continues to rise each year.
By helping bring awareness to the increasing number of children being diagnosed, we can help others better understand kids with ADHD. Through high-adventure programs, we strive to help kids see their strengths, develop self-reliance, and increase self-confidence. All proceeds will go to SOAR’s Scholarship Fund. SOAR is a private, non-profit organization located in Balsam.
For over 40 years, SOAR has served youth and young adults from WNC and across the United States who have been diagnosed with ADHD and other Learning Disabilities through high-adventure programs, including summer camps, boarding school, and a GAP year program. Each of our programs is specifically designed to build self-confidence, social skills, problem-solving techniques, and a willingness to accept new challenges.
On Saturday, Oct. 21 at Carrier Park in Asheville, SOAR and the Western North Carolina community will join together to help bring awareness to ADHD at SOAR’s Eagle Run 5K. The race will begin at the bike track and move toward Amboy Dog Park. This Asheville 5k course is relatively flat with rolling terrain. There is a mix of paved and mulched pathways. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place runners. Prizes will also be awarded to the winner in each age group.
In the past three years alone, SOAR has provided meaningful outdoor experiences to over 100 students through scholarship assistance of over $180,000.
Registration is $30. To register, visit www.soarnc.org/5k/. 
 
About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the news editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for more than six years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.