Guiding and Volunteering Resources!
Want to run with Ivonne? She is searching for 1-2 Guide Runners to train and race with her from now through the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio! Read on for details!
Plus, below are several resources for you to get involved with guiding blind/visually impaired athletes. You can get involved through running/walking, cycling, triathlons, and more. Volunteers are often needed as well. So check out the links below!
Guide Runner Search:
Ivonne is a totally blind Paralympic 1500 meter runner. She needs a Guide runner to train and race with her, and work together to realize her Paralympic dream. Could that Guide Runner be you?
Guide Runner Requirements
*Height- Be 5ft 6inches or shorter
*Speed- Run a sub 4:30 mile
*Availability- ASAP, from now through September 18, 2016
*Daily schedule- AM and PM workouts Monday-Saturday
*Flexibility- Travel to competitions across the U.S and to other countries
*U.S. Citizen - current passport preferred
**No guiding experience required**
Guide Runner Benefits:
*Housing & meals at the Olympic Training Center in Southern California
*Training with elite athletes and staff
*Coaching from Joaquim Cruz, Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist in the 800 meters
**If Ivonne makes the podium, Guide Runner will also receive a medal**
*Travel across the U.S. and abroad
If you are interested in this incredible opportunity, please contact Ivonne at (917) 449-1437, or by E-mail!
Guiding and Volunteering Resources:
Interested in guiding Ivonne during one of her workouts or at one of her races? E-mail Ivonne! If she is racing in your area, it would be a pleasure to meet you, your group, or your organization/company. "Let’s work together to bridge the able-bodied and disabled communities together through inspiration and disability education!"