Race Running for children with Cerebral Palsy
We're excited as a company to make a real difference to the lives of young people and adults living with cerebral palsy! Please help us reach our goal!
All donations over $2 are tax deductible and you will receive a tax receipt via email. We will also be seeking a match for donations from the Macquarie Group Foundation so essentially every $1 you donate (after tax) is resulting in up to $4 for this great cause.
On 20 July, our team will be facilitating the inaugural “come and try” day for children living with Cerebral Palsy to try a “race runner” where children will come in and do a range of activities to assess their suitability to ride this bike.
RaceRunning is an innovative sport for people with a physical disability or impaired balance. A RaceRunner is a custom-built tricycle without pedals that gives people with physical disability the opportunity to experience the feeling of running. RaceRunners can be used recreationally or competitively on the track, road or off-road. The RaceRunner can be used in therapy, as sport and in daily life, to enhance an active lifestyle for these children.
RaceRunning enables children to participate and compete in a fun and inclusive physical activity. RaceRunning was established in Denmark in 1991 and over the past 25 years, the sport has grown internationally with RaceRunning clubs now established in around 15 countries. RaceRunning is a feature at the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation Games, the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association World Games, as well as a host of other international athletics events. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced in late October 2017 that RaceRunning is to be introduced as a World Para Athletics event.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance are bringing RaceRunning to Australia. Over the next two years, awareness of RaceRunning and RaceRunners will be generated through a series of ‘Come and Try’ days conducted by Cerebral Palsy Alliance at various locations across NSW and ACT. The target audience for these events will be children and youth with disability aged between 8-16 years of age. Training workshops in fitting and prescribing the RaceRunner will be facilitated