Sean’s Run 2019 – Thank you – Results – And More!

12 years. That’s how long we’ve been running Sean’s Run – every year, without fail. It’s been bigger! And even smaller. But we carry on. This year was our second year in a row in the same location – a first since we left the Springwater trail, downtown Portland. There are still a few kinks to work out, but overall, we’re excited to finally have a home.

Thank You Runners, Walkers and Spectators!

To everyone who turned out on August 17th, a big thank you! We know some of you have joined us before, and your return participation has inspired a new reward system for repeat participants. Check your emails for more info on that. But to all of you, on behalf of all the families that this event raises money, a huge, heartfelt thank you. Every one of you who joins us helps us to make a big difference to local Autism families during the holiday season. Results are posted below, as well as on our timer Russ Zornick’s page. Photos can, already be seen on our Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/pg/seansrun/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157472038104469

Thank you Volunteers!

Sean’s Run is a huge volunteer undertaking, and our volunteers deserve special recognition. Their efforts span months, and on run day they’re out the door of their houses by 6AM so everything can be ready by the time registration opens at 8AM. Then, long after the last runner has crossed the finish line, they’re working hard to pack everything up, transport it back to Portland and, finally, unload and put everything away.

To all of you, for your hard work and dedication – THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

If you’d like to be a part of this incredible team, please email volunteer@arroautism.org, and/or look for the Sean’s Run Volunteers group on our Sean’s Run Facebook page. We need help year round, so reach out now and we’ll find a way to put your energies to good use!

Sean’s Run 2020

It’s hard to imagine, but Sean’s Run 2020 will be upon us sooner than we realize. In another Sean’s Run first, we are opening up Registration for the August 15th, 2020 event almost a full year early. Tickets are already available at http://signmeup.seansrun.org with an early bird discount.

Thank you 2019 Sponsors!

Our sponsors deserve a huge shout out. Their financial contribution covers the base cost of the run itself, which, in turn, ensures that every runner and walker who purchases a registration is directly helping Autism families in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark Counties.

Atomic Auto - A Sean's Run for ARROAutism Corporate SponsorUmpqua Bank Pacific Corporate Center Branch - A Sean's Run Sponsor John V Henley LLC is a sponsor of Sean's Run for ARROAutism ECLAT Tech - a sponsor of Sean's Run for ARROAutism

Results

And now, without further ado, we bring you – the results. Congratulations to all of you!

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Sean’s Run for ARROAutism 2019 – August 17th

Picture of Sean Running at Sean's Run for ARROAutismYES! The 12th annual Sean’s Run for ARROAutism is definitely happening.

This year’s Sean’s Run will, once again, be held in the Historic Columbia Gorge, with the starting location at the Bridge of The Gods Trailhead in Cascade Locks, Oregon. Last year we obtained a special permit from the State Parks Department to temporarily open and use the trail for our event, which was otherwise closed to the public due ongoing repairs from the Eagle Creek Fire. We do not anticipate similar restrictions this year, but the fire damage was extensive, and work continues to restore the area after the fire. We will post updates on social media, and send periodic email updates to keep you informed as the event draws closer.

PLEASE UPDATE THE ADDRESS IN YOUR CALENDARS, GPS, ACTIVITY TRACKERS, ETC!

And you know what that means, right? Yep, it’s time for you to go to http://signmeup.seansrun.org and get yourself registered!

Proceeds

Every ticket you purchase, donation you make, and sponsorship dollar is used for ARROAutism Projects and programs. The biggest and longest of our projects is the ARROAutism Family Holiday Assistance project, which brings relief to Autism families during the holiday seasons. Every year, ARROAutism helps more and more families in counties throughout Oregon. With your help, we are continuing to expand that invaluable assistance, and are continuing to expand assistance into SW Washington.

Registration and Start Times

So please, join us now, invite your friends, families, neighbors and co-workers for a special day of scenery and support. We’ve even moved the start time to 9AM (Registration to open at 8AM) to ensure that you have enough time to safely make the drive out to Cascade Locks. It’s about an hour’s drive from some parts of the Portland Metro area, so plan accordingly.

Cost : $25Registration : 8AM5K and 10 Run Time : 9AM

Corporate Sponsors

Last, but not least, we’d like to send a big shout out to our corporate sponsors for helping to sponsor this year’s event. If your company would like to sponsor Sean’s Run, or any other event, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are a community, and we can only succeed with your support.

 

 

John V Henley LLC is a sponsor of Sean's Run for ARROAutism

ECLAT Tech - a sponsor of Sean's Run for ARROAutism

Location and Directions

Historic Columbia River Highway – Bridge of the Gods Trailhead
Cascade Locks, Oregon

Take Highway 84 to Cascade Locks
Park at the Cascade Locks School
Walk towards the small parking area underneath the Bridge of the Gods

Sean's Run for ARROAutism Logo

See you on August 17th! 🙂

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An Evening For Autism 2019 Sci-Fi Themed Casino Night FUNdraiser

An Evening For Autism - Participants, Games, Storm Troopers, Chewbacca In BallroomOur annual “An Evening For Autism” event is Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at The Washington Square Embassy Suites. This year’s event theme is a Romantic Sci-Fi Themed Casino Night!An Evening for Autism Red Kite Logo with Puzzle Pieces on tail and anchored by QR Code

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event ends at 10 p.m. (we usually start winding down around 9pm, and all out by 10)

We want you to be there!

Share the Event!

We have a variety of Monte Carlo games: including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Let It Ride, and Card Poker! There will also be wine, beer and ale raffles, silent auction, and a live auction.

We also have Star Wars Video games, spinning tops, coloring books and more!

We will, once again, have auctions items including Star Wars posters signed by actors like Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, David Prowse , Alec Guinness, George Lucas and John Williams!

There will be a great selection of food (enough for appetizers, dinner AND dessert including:

  • Vegetable Crudite with Cholula Ranch Dip
  • Cheeses and vegetables
  • Vegetable and Antipasto
  • Caprese skewers
  • Garlic and Herb Rubbed Roast Prime Rib of Beef
  • Finger food for kids
  • A variety of desserts and beverages
  • Kid friendly and alcohol free drinks
  • No Host Bar!

While you’re here, hang out with Storm Troopers, Wookies, Pilots and more from Star Wars Oregon. We also have superheroes like, Superman, ant-man and others from Portland Superheroes coalition. Finally, we have more characters, like Belle, Strawberry shortcake and Spiderman from Cosplay Characters for Kindness!

This is the main event to fund the Family Holiday Assistance Project, which provides gift cards to families with Autism in need through the County Case Management Programs during the Winter Holidays. Every 4 regular Jedi Knight tickets purchased helps 2 families this holiday season (or go BIG with a JEDI Master Ticket and help even more!)

GET YOUR TICKETS!

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Sean’s Run for ARROAutism 2018 – August 18th

Picture of Sean Running at Sean's Run for ARROAutismYES! The 12th annual Sean’s Run for ARROAutism is definitely happening.

In 2017 we applied for a permit to use the Historic Columbia River Highway for the run. Wouldn’t you just know it, though, that later that same week the Eagle Creek fire decimated, and closed, the area. As always, however, we persisted and have finally received our approval to open a section of the trail just for event. And you know what that means, right? Yep, it’s time for you to go to http://signmeup.seansrun.org and get yourself registered!

We have walked the trail already and it is beautiful. There’s definitely evidence of the fire, but the forest is already returning to vibrancy. That also means that, as a participant, you will have a rare opportunity to run this scenic trail and see it in all its beauty with just a handful of people. But the ONLY way for you to do that is to register now.

And what better way to get such a rare opportunity than by knowing that your dollars are helping the ARROAutism Family Holiday Assistance project as it brings relief to Autism families during the holiday seasons. Every year, ARROAutism helps more and more families in counties throughout Oregon. With your help, we are continuing to expand that invaluable assistance, and are even working on expanding assistance into SW Washington.

Registration and Start Times

So please, join us now, invite your friends, families, neighbors and co-workers for a special day of scenery and support. We’ve even moved the start time to 9AM (Registration to open at 8AM) to ensure that you have enough time to safely make the drive out to Cascade Locks. It’s about an hour’s drive from some parts of the Portland Metro area, so plan accordingly.

Cost : $25Registration : 8AM5K and 10 Run Time : 9AM

Corporate Sponsors

Last, but not least, we’d like to send a big shout out to our corporate sponsors for helping to sponsor this year’s event. If your company would like to sponsor Sean’s Run, or any other event, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are a community, and we can only succeed with your support.

Atomic Auto - A Sean's Run for ARROAutism Corporate Sponsor

Umpqua Bank Pacific Corporate Center Branch - A Sean's Run Sponsor

John V Henley LLC is a sponsor of Sean's Run for ARROAutism

ECLAT Tech - a sponsor of Sean's Run for ARROAutism

Location and Directions

Historic Columbia River Highway – Bridge of the Gods Trailhead
Cascade Locks, Oregon

Take Highway 84 to Cascade Locks
Park at the Cascade Locks School
Walk towards the small parking area underneath the Bridge of the Gods

Sean's Run for ARROAutism Logo

See you on August 18th! 🙂

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An Evening For Autism 2018 Casino Night FUNdraiser for ARROAutism Family Holiday Assistance Project

An Evening for Autism 2018Our annual “An Evening For Autism” event is Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at The Washington Square Embassy Suites. This year’s event theme is a Romantic Sci-Fi Themed Casino Night!An Evening for Autism Red Kite Logo with Puzzle Pieces on tail and anchored by QR Code

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event ends at 10 p.m.

We want you to be there!

Share the Event!

We have a variety of Monte Carlo games: including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Let It Ride, and Card Poker! There will also be wine, beer and ale raffles, silent auction, and a live auction.

We will, once again, have auctions items like trips to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (including accommodations), A Timberline Escape, Rose Festival Tickets and more!

There will be a great selection of food including:

  • sea food items
  • cheeses and vegetables
  • finger food for kids
  • a variety of desserts and beverages
  • kid friendly and alcohol free drinks
  • No Host Bar!

This is the main event to fund the Family Holiday Assistance Project, which provides gift cards to families with Autism in need through the County Case Management Programs during the Winter Holidays. Every 4 tickets purchased helps 3 families this holiday season.

GET YOUR TICKETS!

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Sean’s Run 2017 – Route and Parking Changes will be coming soon

Okay. Yes. We’re less than a month out, and I know we’ve been very quiet. Rest assured, we are still planning on holding Sean’s Run. Why so quiet, then? Honestly, there is so much behind the scenes work that has to be done, and we’ve run into some wrinkles with new federal government limitations that are resulting in changes to the course.

So. Yes, we are definitely planning on having Sean’s Run this year. The start/finish line, however, will be changing, which will also impact where you will be parking. Since we are being forced to change such critical items with no advance notice, please stay tuned to this page and to our website, where we will be posting more details as soon as they are finalized – hopefully during the first week of August, 2017.

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Sean’s Run for ARROAutism – 2017 – August 19th

Picture of Sean Running at Sean's Run for ARROAutismWe are pleased to finally announce that we WILL be holding Sean’s Run for ARROAutism, as planned, on August 19th.

The start and finish lines will be at 9825 NE Sunderland Ave, Portland, OR 97211. This year’s run will once again give you a rare opportunity to run along some of the scenic Columbia River Dikes; areas normally closed off by gates, but, by special permission of the Multnomah County Drainage District, those gates will be open for us! This does mean that the course this year should be considered as much a trail run as it is a road run, since portions of the course may be uneven, even covered in grass, even as other portions of the trail are groomed. Unlike runs from previous years, this year there will be very little asphalt running, so your plan your times and footwear accordingly. Also, since we are holding the event in August, we are also moving the registration time up to 07:00 AM and starting the run at 08:00 AM. This will ensure that all runners are off the course before the hottest part of the day. Last, but certainly not least, the course itself is an out and back 5K, so 10K runners will be running 2 laps. Aid stations will be set up at both the starting line, and the 2.5K marker, which will also serve as the turnaround for all participants.

Your participation in Sean’s Run is a great way to learn more about Autism, and the money you help us raise is used for various ARROAutism projects, including the ARROAutism Family Holiday Assistance Project, which helps hundreds of Autism families in need during the holiday season, every year. Other ways of supporting ARROAutism include making direct donations, and purchasing Seans Run Apparel, participating in day of events, and joining in other ARROAutism functions, like the Evening for Autism and Rock for Autism.

So, plan to join us at 8AM on Saturday, August 19th, and help us celebrate Sean’s Run and help raise money for ARROAutism projects!

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An Evening For Autism 2017 Casino night FUNdraiser for ARROAutism Family Holiday Assistance Project

An Evening for Autism 2017Our annual “An Evening For Autism” event is Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at The Washington Square Embassy Suites. This year’s event theme is a Romantic Sci-Fi Themed Casino Night!

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event ends at 10 p.m.

We want you to be there!

Share the Event!

We have a variety of Monte Carlo games: including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Let It Ride, and Card Poker! There will also be wine, beer and ale raffles, silent auction, and a live auction.

We will, once again, have auctions like trips to Disneyland, or to New York City to the play Hamilton! We will update this post with more details on those soon!

There will be a great selection of food including:

  • a carved Prime Rib station
  • sea food items
  • cheeses and vegetables
  • a variety of desserts and beverages
  • No Host Bar!

This is the main event to fund the Family Holiday Assistance Project, which provides gift cards to families with Autism in need through the County Case Management Programs during the Winter Holidays. Every 4 tickets purchased helps 3 families this holiday season.

GET YOUR TICKETS!

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Fall Back – Daylight Savings Time Ends on November 6th 2016

ECLATT Clock Reminds you to change clocks for Daylight Savings TimeYep. It’s the first weekend in November again. You know, the week after the climactic end of Halloween fun that begins an hourglass countdown to that body wrenching activity known as Time Change. Even though we go through it every year here in the the United States, you may not have remembered that you need to change your clocks as you go to bed this Saturday (November 5th) (unless you wanted to wait until the official changeover at 2am on the 6th).

This being fall it means it is time to apply that mnemonic “Fall Back,” and turn your clocks back by 1 hour such that 7am is still 6 am – ahhh, another hour of sleep – the only thing that makes this arcane activity worth doing.

Impact of Daylight Savings Time on Autism

Countless Studies have been conducted on the impacts of Daylight Savings Time, not the least of which have been on human health, especially as it relates to the interruption of natural biorhythms and sleep cycles. While I am not aware of any comprehensive studies specifically on DST and Autism, the same health impacts will obviously be at play. In addition, there are routine adjustments to consider. To help minimize those impacts, and any confusion that might come into play, try to walk through your family’s frequently visited places and make a list of clocks that will need to be changed and/or may cause confusion. Here are just a few to consider :

  • Telephones (land line phones and Cell phones)
  • Ipads
  • Tablets
  • Watches
  • Walkmen
  • MP3 Players
  • Bedside Clocks
  • Bathroom Clocks
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator (fridge)
  • Microwave
  • DVD Player
  • Thermostat
  • Computers (most will change themselves)
  • Stereos
  • Car Stereo
  • Coffee Pot
  • Pagers
  • DVRs
  • Voice Recorders
  • Clocks at School
  • Clocks at Therapy
  • Game Systems
  • ___________________

Check your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Also, remember, the Fire department also reminds us that this is a good time to check the batteries in our Smoke Detectors. It’s worth checking your Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors at the same time. This is obviously a significant issue for those with sensory integration issues, so, if you haven’t already, put this on the calendar to do while your sound sensitive family members are at school, work, or another appointment.

Daylight Savings Time – A Brief History

Daylight Savings Time (also known as DST) has been around since the late 1800s, and is probably just as controversial now (check out this article from the Washington Post) as it was likely to have been then . Not every country uses daylight savings time. In fact, in 2011, Russia re-joined Japan, China, India, and 156 other countries by getting rid of daylight savings time. In the United States, Arizona, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands do not observe Daylight Savings Time.

What’s more, the start and end dates of Daylight Savings Time vary from time to time, and from country to country. In the United States, Daylight Savings Time was extended several weeks back in 2007 as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. As a result, Daylight Savings Time in the United States (Oregon included) starts (springs forward) on the second (2nd) Sunday in March, and ends (falls back) on the first (1st) Sunday in November.

The Speed of Time

Now, if it seems like Sunday’s time change is barreling towards you faster or slower than a normal Sunday would normally approach, then this video on “Why Your Perception of Time Can Change” is just for you!

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Thank you Billy Blues Bar and Grill – $10,487.00 Raised in Rock for Autism Fundraiser

Many thanks to Billy Blues Bar and Grill for a fantastic fundraiser. We can do such amazing things when we come together as a community. Thank you!

The final tally for The Rock For Autism Benefit for ARRO Autism Research and ResRock for Autism benefiting ARROAutism logo of puzzle piece heartources of Oregon was $10,487.00!!! When people come together we can accomplish great things!

We would like to thank all of the sponsors for their contributions, Hard Notched Customs, Entercom Radio and Tim Taylor, Corwin Beverage Company, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Columbia/Young Market, Craig Stein Beverage Vancouver, Tropical Image Tanning, Lunatic Tattoo, Filbin’s Ace Hardware, Vancouver Wa, Cascade Flooring America, LLC, Heathen Brewing Feral Public House, Jorges Tequila Factory, Pioneer Fence, Deck & Patio Covers, Warehouse ’23, Beaches Restaurant and Bar, Mayer’s Custom Meats, Southern Wine & Spirits, Main Event Sports Grill, Maletis Beverage, Kendall’s Pioneer Distributing, Priority Life Chiropractic and Massage, Beard’s Framing Stores, 5 Guys Burger and Fries, Sysco Foods, Pacific Seafood of Oregon, Jakes Meats, Franz Bakery, McDonell & Thomas Accounting, Finish First Innovative Designs & Higher Grounds Coffee. This event was a huge success due to your generosity and we are truly grateful for your donations!

A special thanks goes out to all the musicians! Lovedrive, a tribute to the Scorpions, Metts, Ryan, & Collins, Shoot to Thrill – An ACDC Tribute, & The All Stars Brian Harrison, Kevin Hahn, Jeff Buehner, and David Kendall. It was an incredible night of rock n roll!

A special thanks to Cheryl Bland, Glenna Brown & Kathleen Henly for all their help with the raffle.

Thank you to Mike Branch for all you do and your relentless support of Billy Blues Bar and Grill!

A genuine and heartfelt thank you to Maury Brown for asking us to host this event. It was truly an honor and we are can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

Last but not least thank you to the droves of people who poured through our doors and stepped up and made a magical night. You have made a significant impact for many families and from the bottom of our hearts WE SALUTE YOU!

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