The Future of RaceRunning in the USA will be a combined effort - join us!
RaceRunning is an international disability sport in which children and adults compete with running bikes on an athletics track. Events range from 40 to 3000 meters. Competitors are classified based on their disability and race against other competitors in their class. Currently there are only a few dozen RaceRunners in the USA.
A RaceRunner is a running three wheeled bike with no pedals which supports you as you walk or run. Running bikes are used by people of all ages for recreation and sport at a variety of levels. A running bike is a very effective way of improving overall fitness, strength and well-being. Despite considerable physical challenges, most users are able to use the running bike to propel themselves considerably faster than they can unassisted. The bike can be used by children from 3-4 years old through to adulthood. It is predominantly suitable for those with Cerebral Palsy, although it is also suitable for those with Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson's Disease and other disabilities that affect mobility and balance. The low center of gravity and frame design offers good stability and poise while running or walking. The saddle unit counter-acts lateral sway and also can be used as a seat when resting. The running bike rolls so freely that even children and adults who have been restricted to power wheelchairs have now found a way propelling themselves by their own efforts.
As per the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association CPIRSA guidelines, regional groups or clubs should be established to help provide access to RaceRunner frames and training for athletes and their supporters along with promotion of the sport and activities.
Beyond the individual use of RaceRunners the need for groups focused on adaptive-inclusive activities and mobility are critical. These include recreation centers, rehabilitation clinics, support groups and local groups that can host RaceRunner clubs. The knowledge of physiotherapy and fitting, and adjusting to each individual and is important to the success of enabling people to try and benefit from the use of RaceRunners.
Whether your interest in RaceRunning is for mobility or competition, contact us today to find out how to get a RaceRunner, start a local club or participate in this life changing project.
Walk, jog or run... and have a lot of fun!
The RaceRunner lets you walk, jog or run. Whether you're searching for recreational leisure, a physical challenge or just equipment that gets you from point A to B, the RaceRunning bike does the trick!