WELCOME TO UNITED IN STRIDE

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.

Presented by Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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TESTIMONIALS

  • "Running for a cause has put new meaning into running. If you're a runner, you know what it means to feel the wind in your face, and hear your shoes hit the ground. Guiding a visually impaired runner shares the freedom running brings. Your eyes are all a visually impaired runner needs. Sharing the Boston Marathon with a visually impaired runner is one of the highlights of my running career. It wasn't about what I could do for her, but what she did for me. I'll never forget it.”
    Tracy Wasden
    Sighted Guide
    Meridian, ID
  • “Guiding a Visually Impaired athlete is my way of giving back to the sport(s) that I have received so much joy from participating in. As an Endurance athlete, the different disciplines that we participate are done selfishly; you train and compete by yourself. As a Guide, you are able to give back to the sport(s) by giving those with vision loss a chance to do what brings us so much joy, and that we sometimes take for granted. After my first guiding experience, I went home and told my wife that I am completely OK not ever doing another marathon by myself. However, I will do whatever I can to make sure that I participate year in and year out as a guide for visually impaired runners!”
    Chris Shull
    Sighted Guide
    Folsom, CA
  • 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
  • Without a guide, I could only run slowly and cautiously. I could not keep up with other runners. With a guide, I can run a faster pace. I can join group runs and run competitively in races. I can challenge my athletic ability. This opens up a new world of possibilities!
    Joyce Cron
    Visually Impaired Runner
  • “Every day of my running life, I thank my many running guides. Without them, my running would be a solitary slog on a treadmill. With them, running is a chance to make new friends, to race, to be a part of a great community, and to laugh, cry, and learn about people I would never have met without sport. In short, because of my guides, running brings joy and freedom.”
    Tina Ament
    Visually Impaired Runner
    Alexandria, VA

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