Finishers of the Half Marathon, the 5k and the Half Mile All Abilities Run will all earn a custom Heber Half finisher’s medal!
The Heber Half medals were inspired by the “spectrum” referenced by the autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism is known as a ‘spectrum’ disorder because there is a wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience*. The phrase “on the spectrum” inspired our designers to create a different kind of “spectrum” that everyone could relate to: The spectrum of love.
The first step is awareness of autism—what it is and who it affects. Next is taking time to understand the trials, hopes, and dreams of those on the spectrum and their families. The third step consists of accepting and embracing these individuals and families into our lives and communities. Then, finally there is the ultimate unconditional love which we feel adoration for our loved ones that are affected by autism. Let’s celebrate all their victories throughout life with them.
Our sincere hope for the Heber Half is to pave a way for these individuals and their families to feel supported, understood, accepted, and loved. This journey begins with a single step—and whether you’re running the half marathon, 5k, or all abilities half mile… we thank you for taking that step with us!
Learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder: *www.nimh.nih.gov