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), Muscular Dystrophy 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.
RaceRunning / FrameRunning
After being involved in FrameRunning in South Australia for a little while, Lauren has become very passionate about FrameRunning, and the holistic benefits it has. We ran 1:1 sessions in the community and at the athletics track, as well as fortnightly social runs and morning teas.
In 2022, Achieving Abilities was involved in a Channel 7 Children's Research funded research project. Lauren and colleagues at UniSA were successful grant recipients for their proposed project 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". Lauren is currently completing her Masters by Research looking at the functional and psychosocial benefits of FrameRunning.
FrameRunning SA is a collaborative project between Kyd-X and Achieving Abilities
Our goal is to increase their heart rate, build their strength, improve their mobility and gross motor skills all in a fun environment.
Come and join us for 1 hour a week during each of the school terms.
Bring your own frame or use one of ours!
When: Wednesday 4pm
Where: The Lights Community and Sports Centre
Address: 244-270 East Pkwy, Lightsview SA 508