The International Paralympic Committee have announced that RaceRunning is to be introduced as a World Para Athletics event. This is a huge step in both the development of RaceRunning and in the opportunity for high support needs athletes.
The inclusion of RaceRunning as a World Para Athletics event is another significant achievement by CPISRA, following the development of Boccia and CP Football.
It is one more step in the journey for the sport in terms of advancing to the Paralympics and to delivering increased opportunity and participation for all.
Please see the full announcement below released by IPC and CPISRA last night. This provides both background, next steps and describes World Para Athletics and CPISRA working in consultation.
RaceRunning is a form of assisted running. The RaceRunning frame is on wheels, which supports the athletes and allows them to successfully ambulate. For further information about the sport of RaceRunning please click here
Cerebral Palsy Young Ambassadors Ellie Simpson and Matthew Humphreys are both RaceRunners, find out more about them here