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.
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.
In 2014, Cerebral Palsy was successful in securing Sport England Get Equipped funding to purchase a number of RaceRunning bikes and to run a series of RaceRunning Taster Days.
RaceRunning Start Days
Cerebral Palsy Sport runs a series of RaceRunning Start days for children, young people and adults to try RaceRunning for the first time.
These taster days have led on to a number of people taking up RaceRunning regularly and taking part in competitions.
For more information on RaceRunning Taster days and where you can join in, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
there is a number of competition opportunities for RaceRunners to take part in competitive events. Cerebral Palsy Sport’s Athletics Series provides a season long series of events in which RaceRunning is included. More details of the series can be found here.
Annually in Denmark, there is an International RaceRuning Camp and competition held in Frediksberg. In 2016 CPISRA linked to this event as a European Championships and in 2016 9 medals came home from the European championship of which 6 were gold.
In 2017 we had many RaceRunners taking part and 8 competing international representing England at European and World Championships and World Games.
In October 2017 the Interational Paralympic Committee announced the inclusion of RaceRunning into the World Para Athletics programme as an event discipline.
RaceRunning Learning Resources
Cerebral Palsy Sport along with our partners CPISRA and Quest 88 have developed a learning resource with a lot of helpful infomration and guidance on RaceRunning.
For more information on this incredible adapted sport, please visit here
Our Partner of the Year 2016 – Quest 88 Limited supports our events by showcasing a selective range of exciting Quest 88 All Ability Cycling products at some of the RaceRunning events throughout the year. They will also be there to provide assistance with the Petra running bikes used for RaceRunning.