RaceRunning / FrameRunning

RaceRunning – or Frame Running – is a sport that uses a three-wheeled ‘bike’ frame to support the bodyweight of a person who has a gait impairment, allowing them to propel themselves forward and move at quick pace.

RaceRunning is suitable for individuals with mobility or gait impairments (such as Cerebral Palsy (GMFCS 3-5), Spinal Muscular Atrophy, as examples). It is a fantastic way for individuals to improve their cardiorespiratory fitness, lower limb strength and provide the freedom of movement that may never been achievable.  

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Achieving Abilities has a large involvement in RaceRunning / FrameRunning in South Australia. We are very proud to be  affiliated with Now I Can Run (NiCAR), a not-for-profit charity who fundraise to provide RaceRunning frames to children and adults around Australia to provide them the opportunity to run and move freely.

Achieving Abilities currently run 1:1 sessions:

  • To help an individual learn to use their RaceRunning frame and develop their confidence

  • An alternate method of Exercise Physiology to develop strength and cardiorespiratory fitness

  • Athletic development for those who want to participate competitively as a para-sport pathway.

In 2022, we will be offering group sessions in partnership with Now I Can Run SA.

We also organise a FREE, fortnightly social run. We meet at a local park, go for a leisurely run and then share a picnic afterward. Family, siblings and dogs all welcome! 

Also in 2022, Achieving Abilities will be involved in a Channel 7 Children's Research funded research project. Lauren and colleagues at UniSA were successful grant recipients, and Lauren will be undertaking her Masters by Research to investigate 'Sport Therapy for Mental Health and Wellbeing: Exploring changes in psychosocial and functional performance for children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy with 12 weeks of RaceRunning"

Recruitment has not yet started, but more information can be found below, and includes the Channel 7 News Adelaide story: 

https://www.unisa.edu.au/media-centre/Releases/2021/racerunning-the-fleet-of-foot-sport--thats-helping-kids-with-cerebral-palsy/

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Achieving Abilities launched in June 201
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