Race Runner is a sport used by individuals of all ages for recreation, everyday mobility and sport at all levels.
Race Runner is predominantly suitable for those with Cerebral Palsy, although it is also suitable for those with Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinsons Disease and other disabilities that affect mobility and balance. The Race Runner (formerly known as PETRA) is a piece of equipment developed to assist in the mobility of non-ambulatory (class CP1 & CP2) athletes. It is a device which resembles a modified bicycle.
There are, however, no foot pedals; instead the athlete is supported by leaning on a cushion usually placed in front of their chest or stomach. They lean forward onto this cushion with their hands on the handle bars (sometimes strapped in) and propel the Race Runner with their feet. This piece of equipment allows the athlete a degree of mobility that they may not have the opportunity to experience anywhere else. In races athletes achieve incredible speeds and Race Runner is becoming a very competitive and tremendously enjoyed sport. SportAbility is proud to provide our athletes with the opportunity to try the racerunner.
For Race Runner Equipment Rental Please contact Jennifer at 604.599.5240 or Sportdev@sportabilitybc.ca
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