United in Stride is a tool for uniting visually impaired runners and sighted guides. Finding the right running partner can be challenging, and incredibly rewarding. Our goal is to make it easier for you.


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Presented by Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired


  • Though most guides humbly disagree, I consider guiding to be a purely selfless act. I mean, they give up their own race - while still taking on all of the same effort - simply to allow me to race. Just incredible people.

    Erich Manser
    Visually Impaired Runner
    Littleton, MA
  • Guiding has brought me such pleasure in a sport I have come to love over the past four years. I am a 27 year old athlete who wants to help anyone I can to accomplish their goals from sprints to half's and any training in between. Let's have some fun!

    Ed Cullen
    Sighted Guide
    East Providence, RI
  • “Guiding takes the "self" out of racing and makes it the ultimate team effort. I have been a triathlete for 15 years and none of the races I have completed as an individual compare to the feeling I get when I cross the finish line with a visually impaired athlete. There is nothing better than knowing that you helped another person accomplish his or her goal.”
    Caroline Gaynor
    Sighted Guide
    Austin, TX
  • “The impact and difference volunteer sighted guides have made in my life allow me to enjoy the freedom to train and run outdoors, participate in events, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. From each experience, a unique friendship forms, reminding me that the possibilities ahead are endless, as long as I take that first step forward!”
    Dave Bigoney
    Visually Impaired Runner
    Tallahassee, FL
  • “I love to run, and my guides make it possible.”
    Dan Berlin
    Visually Impaired Runner
    Fort Collins, CO

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