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United in Stride is a tool for uniting visually impaired runners and sighted guides. Finding the right running partner can be challenging, and incredibly rewarding. Our goal is to make it easier for you.

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Presented by Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

TESTIMONIALS

  • For me, running has always been the ultimate expression of independence. After running the Boston Marathon several times on my own, I thought that guiding a visually impaired runner would be a unique opportunity to share an experience that has been so meaningful to me. I was paired with an incredible athlete who inspired me not only with his athletic performance, but his passion and joy for the sport. Best of all, we've developed a strong friendship and have now run three Boston Marathons together.
    Chad Carr
    Sighted Guide
  • Guiding has brought me such pleasure in a sport I have come to love over the past four years. I am a 27 year old athlete who wants to help anyone I can to accomplish their goals from sprints to half's and any training in between. Let's have some fun!

    Ed Cullen
    Sighted Guide
    East Providence, RI
  • “Guides have given me the opportunity to fulfill my passion of running, for without their kindness there would be no running. They have also provided me with encouragement, motivation, and inspiration to push myself beyond what I thought I could do, and without those guides, I would never have had the opportunity to run a great marathon like Boston!”
    Richard Marsolais
    Visually Impaired Runner
    Ottawa, Canada
  • “Every day of my running life, I thank my many running guides. Without them, my running would be a solitary slog on a treadmill. With them, running is a chance to make new friends, to race, to be a part of a great community, and to laugh, cry, and learn about people I would never have met without sport. In short, because of my guides, running brings joy and freedom.”
    Tina Ament
    Visually Impaired Runner
    Alexandria, VA
  • Guiding a blind triathlete opened my eyes to a whole new dimension in the sport of triathlon.  Learning to work together and be that much more attentive on the course has helped me view racing personally in a whole new light. I was very apprehensive about guiding at first, but the VI athlete was so gracious and helpful to me that I felt like he was the one doing most of the helping in the end.

    Matt Smith
    Sighted Guide

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