RaceRunning Australia launches!


RaceRunning Australia officially launches on the heels of a fantastic Australian come 'n' try tour in November 2018. 

RaceRunning is an innovative sport for people with a disability who have impaired balance and who are not able to functionally run. Using a custom built RaceRunner, athletes are given the freedom to move with the RaceRunner supporting their balance.

RaceRunning Australia was started in 2018 as a way to bring together and help develop RaceRunning in Australia. RaceRunning Australia collaborates and connects with the key stakeholders in the athletics, therapy and RaceRunning sectors at a state, national and international level.

In November 2018, RaceRunner developer Connie Hansen travelled to Australia from Denmark to participate in a six (6) city Australian tour of RaceRunning come 'n' try events. 

The come 'n' try events were a massive success around the country. Over the six (6) events, over 80 people participated in the workshop's or got in a RaceRunner themselves. 

Disability Sports Australia would like to thank the following people and organisations for their leadership of the come 'n' try events: 

  • Sydney, Canberra & Newcastle: Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) and Dejay Medical 

  • Melbourne: Dejay Medical and Maz Strong  

  • Adelaide: Dejay Medical, Athletics SA and Novita 

  • Brisbane: Dejay Medical and the University of Queensland  

In addition, DSA would also like to thank Connie Hansen for her time and work presenting RaceRunning to the wider Australian public! 

If you are interested in learning more about RaceRunning click here or contact racerunning@sports.org.au.