RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, September 25, 2019) – Sportable and Richmond Raceway are proud to announce an enhanced partnership that will provide a new home for adaptive road racing this fall. Sportable athletes will have access to the nearly 2.5-mile, paved tram route that traverses the picturesque 1,100 acre complex for recreational and competitive training September 28 through November 9.
“We are thrilled to have found the perfect home for our road racing program and are grateful for the generous support of the state-of-the-art Richmond Raceway Complex,” commented Hunter Leemon, Sportable Executive Director. “Providing a safe and accessible route for our road racing program will allow our athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairments to train without having to navigate vehicular traffic as they prepare for the upcoming VCU Health Richmond Marathon and partner events.”
“We are proud to welcome Sportable to the Richmond Raceway Complex as a partner,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “Sportable continues to make a positive impact in the lives of families throughout the greater Richmond region, so we look forward to supporting their mission this fall.”
One of Sportable’s 12 adaptive sports programs, Road Racing provides wheelchair racing and running opportunities to athletes of all ages and abilities. Paralympic Racing makes minimal accommodations for various types of disabilities including guide runners, specialized running prostheses and racing wheelchairs. Sportable’s Road Racing program is ideal for athletes interested in improving their general health and fitness, while also providing the opportunity to train for and compete in prestigious events.
Sportable’s Road Racing program kicked off on Saturday, September 7 at Trinity Episcopal School, with the following two sessions taking place at Bryan Park. Sportable will relocate to the Richmond Raceway Complex on September 28 for the remainder of the program.
All paces, ages, and abilities are welcome in Sportable’s Road Racing Program with wheelchair racing and guided run/walk opportunities available. To join as a recreational athlete, or to train for the Allianz Partners 8k, The Markel Richmond Half, or the VCU Health Richmond Marathon, register now at Sportable.org.
About Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and either NASCAR Xfinity Series or NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, and an NTT IndyCar Series race weekend on a ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond Raceway is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex’s 1,100 plus acre multipurpose facility hosts more than 200 live events over 280 event days annually including concerts with top national recording artists at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! To learn more, visit richmondraceway.com, richmondracewaycomplex.com, or vaculive.com.
Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005. The only adaptive sports club in Central Virginia and one of the top Paralympic sport clubs in the country, Sportable provides sporting opportunities to more than400 athletes by offering a variety of competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs. Sportable athletes are all ages, come from different backgrounds, and have varying abilities. By fostering a fun, inclusive, competitive, and accessible environment, Sportable transforms the lives of athletes and frees them to see beyond their disabilities, enhances their peer relationships and helps them to reach their personal finish line. For more information about Sportable, please visit Sportable.org.