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Sisters challenged to ‘get moving’

Oregon Adaptive Sports (OAS) invites the Sisters community to a challenge: From March 5 through March 28, move your body 24 miles over 24 days and do it your way. You can walk, run, hike, bike, ski, snowboard, snowshoe, handcycle, or some of each, you choose. You can take the challenge individually or as a team, you choose.

This is a challenge to get your body moving and ready for spring, have fun doing it safely, and showcase the mission of OAS.

“This is usually an event held at Mt. Bachelor to challenge participants to ski or ride as much as they can in one day while raising funds to support OAS. At the end of the day, we all gather afterwards to celebrate,” said Pat Addabbo, executive director of OAS. “This year we decided to be more inclusive, to remain COVID-safe, and to challenge the entire community to get moving. No matter what your ability or how you like to exercise, this is an opportunity to get outdoors, break barriers and showcase the OAS mission in action. It’s a challenge to have fun and help others to experience the benefits of outdoor recreation, regardless of ability.”

To register, go to and click on the Ski For All link for easy instructions. You can register individually or as a team by paying a $50 registration fee or committing to raise at least $50 per person.

Download a free app called Strava, then join the OAS Ski For All Strava Club and begin tracking and sharing your experiences, or you can choose to submit your activities directly to OAS. Each participant who raises $50 and completes the 24-mile challenge will receive a custom event neck gaiter or an OAS trucker hat. There are many other prizes including the most creative, most overall miles, top fundraiser, most variety of activities, and more.

Oregon Adaptive Sports provides life-changing outdoor recreation experiences year-round for individuals with disabilities. For more information visit and watch one of their videos.


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