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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

  • “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
  • “As a totally blind man hoping to focus on my abilities, I believe I can and want to run to my peak potential. Without a guide, every pothole, crack, curb, branch or even other runner could end my run. Every slight direction choice, adjustment, and verbal warning when avoidance is not possible are the essential gifts which give me freedom to run. The only greater gift is the kindness and choice of my wonderful guides to make this possible each and every time we become a team.”
    Randy Pierce
    Visually Impaired Runner
    Nashua, NH
  • The idea that I could help someone while doing something that's also good for myself physically and mentally seemed like a no brainer, heck why aren't more people doing it!
    Andrea Croak
    Sighted Guide
    Maynard, MA
  • Guide runners are my eyes. I trust them, as they tell me everything I need to know along our path. I am a visually impaired runner, a happy runner, and someday soon… A marathon runner.

    Jessica Loomer
    VI Runner
    Phoenix, AZ
  • 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

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