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Guide Runners NI - guide runner training

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Amphitheatre Wellness Centre

Carrickfergus

BT38 7HP

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FREE guide runner training, open to all runners. Delivered by qualified running coaches and a qualifed habiliation worker for blind people, the session will include: an introduction to what sight impairment/blindness encompasses and how it affects people; practical session on guiding visually impaired people; practical session on guide running - all participants will run a short course with a blindfolded partner, before changing over and being guided as a blindfolded runner. Running tethers will be provided for all participants, as will sealed blindfolds - both are for you to keep.

This is an unofficial training course, being provided as an option for any runner to attend who genuinely wishes to learn how to guide run. No formal qualification is required other than an ability to run - be that 5k or an ultramarathon! Demand for guide runners is steadily growing in NI, this course is intended to encourage more people to become guides to visually impaired runners. Clubs, running groups, individuals are all welcome to register, however we would ask that due to limitations on space only those who genuinely intend to be available to guide run in the future request to attend. Places are limited, we have two sessions planned initially but hope to present other sessions in other areas soon.

For queries, please email guiding@runningblind.org.uk

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No - once registered, we will have all the information we require. Just turn up on the day!

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is extensive free parking at the Amphitheatre, however if possible car sharing is welcomed as there may be events in progress at the Amphitheatre.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us: guiding@runningblind.org.uk

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes! Just let us know in advance by emailing us (guiding@runningblind.org.uk) so we can amend our record for the session.

Disclaimer: Founder & Administrators of the group are not responsible for matching Guide Runners with Visually Impaired Runners, nor are held accountable for any incident or accident that may result in injury or death when out running.

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