About Us – Overview

United in Stride was founded in 2015 by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) as a tool to unite runners who are blind or visually impaired with sighted guides across North America. We hope this resource eases the challenge of finding sighted guides close to home, or when traveling to another part of the country for vacation or a race. We believe that a robust, interactive sighted guide database will create more opportunities for the next generation of visually impaired runners.

Please unite with us by sharing this resource with others who share your passion to run and volunteer, and with those who want to share the sport they love with someone who would not otherwise be able to participate.¬†Together, we can make sure that blind and visually impaired runners always have access to a training guide when needed. And they will know that running outdoors is no longer an obstacle, allowing them to continue to push themselves as hard as any sighted runner, and prove that “disability” does not mean “inability”!

Read about our NorCal/United in Stride Initiative.