The rules of Paralympic racing are almost identical to those of its non-disabled counterpart with minimal accommodations for various types of disabilities such as guide runners, specialized running prostheses, and racing wheelchairs. Sportable’s track club is for participants interested in increasing their general health and fitness as well as for those athletes who wish to train for and compete in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K.
Meet Our Coaching Staff
Karl Cover was born in Altoona, PA and moved to Richmond in 1982 after having graduated 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.
Karl has been a runner for 40 years, having completed in excess of 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 has coached the Richmond Roadrunners Advanced 10K Training Team since 2010.
Karl has been married for 32 years to his wife Connie and they have two children, Mattie and Ethan.
Monument Avenue 10K Training Team
February 20- April 9, 2016
Richmond Half Marathon Training Team
September 10 – November 12, 2016
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.
First practice of each program:
Sports Backers Stadium Track
100 Avenue of Champions
Richmond, Virginia 23230
Bryan Park – Azalea Garden Loop
4308 Hermitage Rd
Richmond, VA 23227
Open to ages 8 and up with physical or visual disabilities* including new amputee runners, athletes with visual impairments, and potential wheelchair racers.
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.