RYDE + ALLAMBIE – Racerunning Group

WHAT IS RACE RUNNING?

Race running is a new sport introduced to Australia by CPA in 2016 after one of our physiotherapists witnessed the sport in action at a conference in Denmark.

Racerunning is an inclusive sport ideal for children and adults with limited mobility and have difficulties with balancing their body weight.

Athletes use a custom built three-wheeled RaceRunner trike with a saddle that acts as a chest support, enabling them to move forward by their feet while using their hands and/or arms to steer.

The sport includes distances similar to other track and road running disciplines; 100, 200, 400, 800metres as well as 10kilometres, half and full marathons.

Since launching three years ago, Racerunning has grown in popularity with hundreds of competitors now regularly taking part in weekend meets and competitions.

 

RYDE  PROGRAM -  TERM 1, 2020

DATES: Mondays - 3 Feb - 6 April 2020

TIME:  2.30pm-5pm

LOCATION: Waterloo Park, Marsfield

 

ALLAMBIE PROGRAM - TERM 1, 2020

DATES: Wednesdays 29 January - 8 April, 2020

TIME:  3.30pm-5pm

LOCATION: 187 Allambie Road, Allambie Heights

 

VOLUNTEER ROLE

  • Support CPA's sports team to deliver a program of high energy and Raceruning activities for people with a disability, aged 8-22 years
  • Learn how to develop participants' self- confidence and sport skills 
  • Use your enthusiasm and interest sport and movement to motivate participants to learn and practice using a Racerunner trike

BENEFITS OF THE ROLE

  • Learn from CPA's experienced sports and recreation staff
  • Use and learn new skills to enhance inclusion for people with a range of disabilities
  • Gain hands-on experience in giving back to the local community
  • Experience the real-life impact of providing a chance for people with a disability to enjoy a positive experience with sport (often for the first time)
  • Receive a certificate of attendance

If this rewarding role is of interest to you, please contact Jodie Collins:

E: jcollins@cerebralpalsy.org.au

T: 02 9975 8760

NOTE - Students

If you’re studying a sports, recreation or allied health course, a volunteer role like this will support you to gain skills and experience that will be invaluable when you’re ready to take on your first professional role.

This position is subject to a compulsory Working with Children Check

Contact

Jodie Collins

Email jcollins@cerebralpalsy.org.au

Call 02 9975 8760