Jared Blank was only five years old when he realized something was different. He was having trouble learning to read, holding a pencil, using scissors, and tying his shoes. As it turned out, Jared had dyslexia, and he still does. With the help of his family, friends, teachers, and mentors, Jared learned to see his learning obstacles as opportunities. He also pursued sports and running as a way to excel, express himself, and help others. In writing this book, Jared hopes that sharing his challenges and experiences with school, work, and the World Marathon Challenge will inspire others who struggle to run their own distance and know that they do not have to do it alone.  Click HERE for more information on Jared Blank and Running the Distance.  All profits from book sales are 100% donated to IDA.  Keep paying it forward!


Running the Distance Scholarships!

♦ Running the Distance Scholarship ♦ Three $1000 Running the Distance Scholarships available (renewable for 1 additional year) 2021-2022 school year Opens January 16, 2021 Deadline April 1 2021 at 8pm (PST) Being diagnosed with dyslexia, I have a personal mission to change the culture of how people with dyslexia ...
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Running the Distance Gear!

Grab some awesome Running the Distance apparel and support the Running the Distance Scholarship fund for local students.  In addition, a portion will also go towards the support and safety of children with dyslexia at the Rare Gem Talent School Kenya. Purchase Merchandise For more information or support Rare Gem ...
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Running the Distance Audio Book now Available!

Running the Distance Audiobook now Available! The IDA - Oregon Branch is pleased to announce that Running the Distance is now available as an audiobook on both Google Play, and on Learning Ally.  If you would like to "read with your ears," Running the Distance is available for download: → ...
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Donate to Running the Distance Scholarships

Help support future student success! DONATE Your donation will go towards the Running the Distance Scholarship program that helps support local students seeking to continue their learning.  To find out more about this scholarship program...please email: runningthedistance@orbida.org ...
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