Frame Running Programs in North America
About Frame Running
Frame Running (also known as RaceRunning) is an international disability sport in which children and adults compete with running frames on an athletics track. Events range from 40 to 3000 meters. Competitors are classified based on their disability and race against other competitors in their class.
The sport of frame running is governed by CPIRSA, and it is on track to become an official Paralympic event. Frame Running USA is building a network of clubs and individuals across North America to provide opportunities for kids and adults to run.
What is a Running Frame?
A running frame is a three wheeled running frame without pedals which supports you as you walk or run. Running frames can be used by people of all ages for recreation and sport at a variety of levels. It is is an effective way of improving overall fitness, strength and well-being.
The low center of gravity and frame design offers good stability and poise while running or walking. The saddle unit counter-acts lateral sway and also can be used as a seat when resting. The running frame rolls so freely that even children and adults who have been restricted to power wheelchairs have now found a way of propelling themselves by their own efforts.
Despite considerable physical challenges, most users are able to use the running frame to propel themselves considerably faster than they can unassisted. The frame can be used by people as young as 5 years old through adulthood. It began as a sport for individuals with Cerebral Palsy, though it is now commonly used by people with Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson's Disease and other disabilities that affect mobility and balance.
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Whether you're interested in competition, recreation, or just getting from point A to B, frame running does the trick! Get started by reaching out to us to find out how to get a frame, start a local club, or participate in this life-changing project.