Run together, train together, raise together
When you’re blind or partially sighted, safely going out for a run can be a real challenge. Most people overcome this barrier by running tethered at the wrist to a guide runner. It’s a simple and safe way to be able to get out and enjoy the highs that come from running. This is the inspiration behind Double Dash. We want to give everyone a chance to experience a race like no other; running 5k tethered to a friend. So, whether you see 5k as a walk in the park with the family or a fitness challenge with your friends, Double Dash is for everyone.
If you need any persuasion, think about this: every day 250 people in the UK start to lose their sight. Today, there are two million people in the UK living with sight loss. We’ve done a lot to break down barriers over the last 150 years, but when it comes to blind or partially sighted people getting a job or doing all the other stuff that most of us take for granted, there’s still a huge amount to do.