Our 2019 Hood to Coast team of 10 accomplished blind runners and 10 sighted guides was created to bring attention to the need for sighted guides across North America. Each blind runner needs no less than 6 to 8 regular volunteer sighted guides to help us enjoy the freedom of running outdoors. Hood to Coast exemplifies this as our sighted guides will be the ones to describe the beautiful mounting vistas at the start and the rolling waves at the finish, in addition to helping us safely navigate each step of the journey.
United in Stride is a tool that unites sighted guides and blind runners across North America using a zip code “Find a Partner” function. No experience is necessary. Anyone with the eyes to see, feet to run and heart to serve is capable of learning to guide. If interested, create a profile at www.unitedinstride.com.