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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

TESTIMONIALS

  • “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
  • “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
  • For me, running has always been the ultimate expression of independence. After running the Boston Marathon several times on my own, I thought that guiding a visually impaired runner would be a unique opportunity to share an experience that has been so meaningful to me. I was paired with an incredible athlete who inspired me not only with his athletic performance, but his passion and joy for the sport. Best of all, we've developed a strong friendship and have now run three Boston Marathons together.
    Chad Carr
    Sighted Guide
  • Since going blind, I've looked for a way to push myself physically while staying safe. About a half-mile into my first run with a guide I knew I'd found it! I've gained speed an endurance like anyone who has trained, but more importantly, I've found a greater confidence in and respect for myself.
    Kate Katulak
    Visually Impaired Runner
  • “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

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