We are always looking to expand and we have opportunities for amputees and able bodied runners that would like to guide an athlete or help with the organization and set up at our events. At each race we have a set area that we all meet at before the race. It is here that the runners will put on their running legs and leave their walking legs while they run the race. Volunteers are needed to watch the tent while we run, to sell merchandise, to be Blade Runner ambassadors and spread the word on what these runners can do.
We also have a guide run with each athlete. This is mainly for safety reasons as the races can be crowded and it can be difficult for a runner to navigate the crowds on their own. The guides keep the runners company and carries anything they need, whether it’s a towel, crutches or water. Many of our athletes ran their first 5K with the Blade Runners and the guides will motivate these runners to the finish and be there when they cross their first finish line!
If you are an amputee please contact us on how you can get involved. We would love to have you join us at our next 5K and meet our group. All levels are amputees are welcome and you can get to the finish line any way you want. Walk, run, crutch or wheel. We are here to assist you however you need!