The rules of Paralympic racing are almost identical to those of its able-bodied counterpart. Paralympic racing makes minimal accommodations for various types of disabilities including guide runners, specialized running prostheses, and racing wheelchairs. Sportable’s Road Racing Program and Visually Impaired Training Program are ideal for athletes interested in imroving their general health and fitness. Sportable’s Road Racing and Running Programs also provide the opportunity to train for and compete in both the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K in April and the Richmond 8K, Half, and Full Marathon Events in November.
Open to athletes ages 6 and up with physical or visual disabilities* including runners and wheelchair racers.
2019 Session 1: Saturdays, February 23rd-April 6th, 9:00-10:30 am
Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K: Saturday, April 13th
2019 Session 2: Saturdays, August 31st-November 9th, 8:00-9:30 am
Richmond Marathon Events (8K, Half-Marathon, Marathon): Saturday, November 16th
Important: You must have a Sportable Athlete Membership before you can register for our sports programs. Please visit our Membership page to sign up to become a Sportable member.
Meet Our Coaching Staff
Karl Cover was born in Altoona, PA and moved to Richmond in 1982 after graduating from Penn State with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He began his career at VEPCO (now Dominion Virginia Power) and has been working there for 33 years.
Having been a runner for over 40 years, Karl has participated in more than 400 races ranging in distance from 100 meters to 50 miles. In 2003, he volunteered to coach the YMCA Monument Avenue 10K Training Team, and he has also coached the Richmond Roadrunners Advanced 10k Training Team. Karl has been the coach for our visually-impaired training team for 3 years!
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 804. 340. 2991
*The majority of Sportable programs can be adapted for all levels of physical ability, including those individuals who are ambulatory or use a manual or power wheelchair. Sportable reserves the right to hold your registration and place you on a waiting list until we can determine if accommodations for your participation can be made.