RaceRunning is a sport designed for athletes with disabilities and balance impairments. Athletes use a running bike, called a RaceRunner, which features a three wheeled frame with saddle and body supports and no pedals. The RaceRunner bike allows individuals with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson's Disease, spasticity, and other disabilities that impede balance and mobility, to walk and run under their own power. Organized events involve athletes competing over a variety of distances similar to traditional track meets, from 40-3000 meters and up.
Currently RaceRunning is being developed by CPISRA: Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association with athletes from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England/Wales, Faroe Islands, Japan, Hungary, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden & the USA participating in competitive events.
Beyond competitive events, utilizing a RaceRunner bike recreationally provides significant opportunities for disabled individuals to simply enjoy walking and running - an experience not otherwise easily accomplished for many. The RaceRunner’s value in providing both competitive and recreational athletic opportunities is unmatched for those who spend the majority of their time relying on a power wheelchair or other assistive devices to make mobility a practical reality.
Mansoor Siddiqi is the world's first RaceRunning athlete, coach for the National Danish RaceRunning team, and member of the International CPISRA RaceRunning Committee, has written a history of RaceRunning, published on RaceRunning.org. In collaboration with Connie Hansen he developed the RaceRunner bike, and has been contributing to the development of the sport ever since.