Have you heard about the latest innovation in running mobility? The RaceRunner is a unique purpose built tricycle without pedals ideal for use by anyone with impaired balance. The bike is designed for multiple activities, including basic mobility, play, family rides, sport and physical fitness.
While new to Australia, the sport of RaceRunning has been gaining popularity since the bikes were invented in Denmark in 1991 and it’s now a World Para Athletic event with over 17 countries competing at the World Games.
RaceRunning is suitable for anyone who is unable to functionally walk or run. Open to all ages from 3 to 103 – those who use a wheelchair, walkers or has an unsteady gait – the sport gives athletes with high support needs who cannot compete in a racing wheelchair and/or ambulant running events the unprecedented opportunity for aerobic competition on the athletics track.
RaceRunners are now available in Australia through Dejay Medical who, along with Disability Sports Australia, The CPA, Disability Sport & Rec in Victoria and many more are hosting RaceRunning Come & Try events around the country from November 14 to 24 (see the event schedule for dates & locations below).
At the events there will be plenty of RaceRunners for everyone to test out and therapists will also be on hand to help with the correct setup. You’ll also be able to meet the co-developer of RaceRunning, Danish Paralympian and occupational therapist Connie Hansen, see the bikes in action and learn all you need to know about the RaceRunning both for recreation and competition purposes.
Come n Try Events:
14/11/18 – Tuckwell Park, Macquarie Park, Sydney
15/11/18 – Tennis Central, Belmont, NSW
17/11/18 – Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce, Canberra, ACT
19/11/18 – Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park, Melbourne, VIC
21/11/18 – Santos Stadium, Adelaide, SA
24/11/18 – University of Queensland Athletics Track, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD