Cerebral Palsy Sport is delighted to launch our new film about the adapted sport of RaceRunning during Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and part of our #CPCan 2018 campaign. This film has been developed through a unique partnership between Cerebral Palsy Sport and Nottingham Trent University with TAD Productions.
We are proud to share our film with you. Please click below:
RaceRunning is an adapted sport being developed by Cerebral Palsy Sport in England. It is for children, young people and adults who cannot functionally run and rely on sports aids for mobility and balance. Speaking on the launch of the film, Ali Talbot Chief Executive of Cerebral Palsy Sport said:
“We are very proud to be able to introduce our RaceRunning film as part of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and are very grateful to the Media students of TAD Productions from Nottingham Trent University that worked so hard to bring this film to fruition. It has been a unique partnership and one we seek to grow for the future with the University.”
Ali also added: “We are also very grateful to the stars of the film – our RaceRunners. Some of them have been taking part for a numbers of years and some have only recently taken up the sport. They show how beautiful this sport can be and the difference it can make to the lives of people with cerebral palsy”.
RaceRunning is a three wheeled frame where the athlete is supported by a saddle and body plate. The athlete propels against the frame using their feet, and steers using the mobility within their hands and/or arms. People with cerebral palsy can take part as a recreational activity and RaceRunning is a very effective way of improving overall fitness, strength and physical and emotional well-being.
There is also competitions available with athletics events in distances from 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m depending on the athlete’s experience and level of fitness.
Cerebral Palsy Sport run a series of RaceRunning Start days to introduce people with cerebral palsy into this wonderful adapted sport and to enable them to try the activity for the first time. For more information on our RaceRunning Start days, please visit:
Cerebral Palsy Sport wishes to grow the awareness and participation of this unique adapted sport of RaceRunning and we are indebted to everyone who has supported this film.
Our sincere thanks goes to Nottingham Trent University and TAD Productions for supporting this unique project; to the University of Nottingham for hosting us and to Quest 88 for all their support through filming
Our biggest thanks goes to the all the RaceRunners and their families who gave up their time to help to make this film. We could do have done this without you!