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Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. 

2015 was the first year for Project Run. It is the first marathon-relay race put together in our community. It was created to connect a young man who was diagnosed with autism to his high school community. A former student, Jack, became actively involved in the cross county team at Kelso High School which became his new community as he completed high school. We were able to utilize running as a vehicle to connect all of our local high schools together to bring awareness and new opportunities for graduating high school students. Project Run was able to collaborate with many local businesses to raise $11,000, which provided three local high school graduates with college experiences over the summer, job training experiences, and social skill development. We are looking forward to doing our second Project Run Marathon in April.