Everything is better when we run2gether
As an initiative under JMFitness, run2gether pairs individuals with disabilities between the ages of six and 21 with a group of experienced runners. The athletes with disabilities are known as the captains, while the experienced runners are their crew. The crew pushes the captain in specially designed running/racing wheelchairs. Together they train for and then compete in a variety of racing events from 5Ks to marathons around central Indiana.
Run2gether provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in exciting and challenging running events that they might not otherwise be able to be involved with. It gives crewmembers the joy of being able to say, “My hero always beats me by a second.” Run2gether imparts a bond between the captain and crew through socialization, connection, and celebration of each other’s accomplishments. The teamwork and togetherness felt reminds us that it is always better when we run2gether.
In the spring of 2017, run2gether will be participating in the following events:
- Orientation at Athletic Annex in Broad Ripple on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM
- Practice (location TBD) on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM
- Carmel Marathon Races in Carmel on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 AM
- 500 Festival Indy Mini Races in Downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:30 AM
Please let us know your availability for these events here.
An additional component of run2gether is the option for other nonprofits and families to “rent” a chair. For more information, please submit the inquiry form below or contact Molly Shawhan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about chair rentals.