Break the Mold
- Library Hall
A featured event with Yampa Valley Autism as part of the ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT community read.
Nineteen-year-old Zach Bates told his mother at graduation that he wanted to run a 100-mile ultramarathon before his 20th birthday. Surprised, she reminded him that his farthest cross-country race had only been 5k. Undeterred, he continued to speak his mind and vision to run a 100-mile race before he turned 20. Seeing his determination and knowing her son's unique ability to deeply focus -- due to autism -- she decided to let him chase his dream. Follow the journey as Zach trains and prepares to run his first 100-mile ultramarathon at the Coldwater Rumble in Goodyear, AZ.
Yampa Valley Autism will lead a short panel discussion and Q&A after the screening, including one local parent's perspective having a son on the spectrum and the challenges he faces competing in running and mountain biking.
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