On Tuesday 29th March England Athletics launched the Find a Guide Database in partnership with British Blind Sport. The database will enable visually impaired people to search for guide runners to support them to run.
The database is an online tool for anyone aged 18 years or older with a visual impairment, whether they have never run before, are a gym-goer looking to take their running outdoors or a seasoned runner looking for a new guide. It will enable visually impaired people to go for a run on their own, join a club or running group or take part in an event or race. All guide runners on the database are licenced which means they are DBS checked and have attended an England Athletics ‘Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running’ workshop.
Over the coming weeks and months we will be working with a number of running providers and VI organisations to make them aware of the database and to get more visually impaired people to search for a guide and start running.
If you’re interested in becoming a guide runner find out more about attending an England Athletics ‘Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running’ workshop here
Running is one of the most accessible and low cost ways to be active and meet government recommendations to be moderately active for at least 150 minutes per week. Whether it’s to get fit, improve health, make friends or take on a challenge running has something to offer everyone.
To see the database and find a guide runner visit www.englandathletics.org/findaguide
Flyer available here
Join the conversation on social media using #FindAGuideAndRun.