Do you know a young person with a physical disability who wants to learn to use a racing wheelchair? New York Road Runners invites youth ages 7-21 to our first-ever NYRR Youth Wheelchair Training Program. We’ll introduce parents and youth to the sport of wheelchair racing, teach them the fundamentals, and then give them an opportunity to try it out.
We welcome youth who have physical disabilities and those who have the ability to push an everyday chair. Candidates include those who need to use manual wheelchairs full-time and those who may use a walker or crutches for short distances but a wheelchair for longer distances. This includes young people with hypertonia, ataxia and/or athetosis, impaired muscle power, impaired passive muscle range of motion, and/or limb deficiency and those who do not wish to run with prosthetics.
The program will cover:
If you know a child who may be interested in joining this new free program, or if you would like information on bringing a wheelchair racing clinic to your school, facility, or organization, please contact Dorian Kail via email or phone: 212-423-2247.