Everything is better when we run2gether
As an initiative under Joseph Maley Fitness, 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 crew members 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 2019, run2gether participated in events such as the Carmel Marathon, Beyond Monumental Marathon, and the 500 Festival Indy Mini Race.