A girl walking with a RAD-Innovations RaceRunner frame.[1]
A girl walking with a RAD-Innovations RaceRunner frame.[1]

RaceRunning, also known as Frame Running, [2][3] is an athletic discipline for disabled athletes or 'racerunners'. Athletes use a running bike, a three-wheeled frame with a saddle, body support and most notably, no pedals. Athletes run over distances similar to other track and road running disciplines; 100, 200, 400, 800 meters as well as 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers, half and full marathons.

The sport of RaceRunning[4] was founded in Denmark in 1991 by Paralympian Connie Hansen and Mansoor Siddiqi, who is currently the international RaceRunning coordinator. RaceRunning is one of the newest additions to the World Para Athletics program and could be included in the 2024 Paralympic Games.

Frame Running clubs exist in countries around the world including the United States, Australia, Portugal, Denmark, Netherlands, the UK, Poland, Lithuania, and others.[5]

References

  1. ^ "RAD RaceRunner Running Bike". RAD Innovations. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  2. ^ "About Race Runner". Racerunner. CPISRA. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  3. ^ "RaceRunning (Frame Running) with RAD-innovations". RAD Innovations. Retrieved 2021-01-15.
  4. ^ "What is racerunning". International Racerunning Organisation.
  5. ^ "About RaceRunning | RaceRunning USA". FRAME RUNNING USA. Retrieved 2021-03-01.