News & Stories
News and Stories
Check out our latest news and media coverage to learn more about our members and community and how United In Stride is breaking down barriers for individuals with visual impairments.
The effort helping visually impaired athletes run the California International Marathon
Five years ago, Roger Oberholzer decided to run a marathon for the first time. He has now run the California International Marathon five times, including this year. To help him run, he has a guide by his side every step of the way.
American runner thought to be first visually impaired athlete to complete 6 World Marathon Majors
After the London Marathon in April, United In Stride user Anthony Butler became the first American visually impaired runner and potentially first visually impaired runner ever to complete the Abbott World Marathon Majors.
Running with RP: A guide to fostering hope
Richard Hunter, renowned endurance athlete and co-founder of United In Stride program, shares his mission to keep running while living with blindness due to retinitis pigmentosa, and helping others to do the same.
Legally blind runner finishes 26th marathon at Cincinnati’s Flying Pig
Richard Hunter, a visually impaired runner from California and co-founder of United In Stride has finished his 26th marathon at Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon
Chaz Davis is out to prove anything’s possible for runners with visual impairments
Michael Wardian knows a thing or two about marathons. Since 1996, he’s run in hundreds. He even broke a world record for running one while pushing a stroller. But nothing, he says, compares to guiding four-time blind national champion Chaz Davis on a marathon course.
Team of blind runners joins Hood To Coast relay this year
For the first time, a team of blind and visually impaired runners will tackle the Hood To Coast relay this year, with the help of running guides
This eye surgeon is guiding blind runners through the Oregon mountains
Vivienne Hau fixes retinas by day; now, she’s co-captain of the first-ever visually impaired Hood To Coast relay team.
Scott Jurek to guide Western States’ first legally blind racer
Kyle Robidoux is a legally blind runner set to race the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run in California. Not only is this the first time the race has had a participant who is legally blind, but one of Robidoux’s guides will be Scott Jurek, who won this race a record seven straight times from 1999 to 2005.
I was able to do it: How Nick Silver kept running as he lost his eyesight
Nick Silver began to lose his vision at a young age. Running with guides has helped him through some of the toughest times.
United In Stride serves not only as a platform for connecting visually impaired walkers, joggers, and runners of all levels with guides, it is a way to build friendships, bonds, and community. Check out what we’re up to through our Instagram feed!
Finding the right partner can be challenging, and incredibly rewarding for visually impaired individuals and guides alike. Check out what some of our members have to say about their experiences!
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