Two men and two women from Northamptonshire Sport are taking part in a three-legged five kilometre run to raise money for disabled sport in the county
Ana Adams and Kathryn Hall are taking part in the #3LeggedChallenge at the Northampton park run on the Racecourse on Saturday, September 3. Graeme Wilson and Martin Barnwell will be tackling the same challenge at the Daventry park run.
All of the money raised through the challenge will go to Northamptonshire Federation of Disability Sport (NFDS). who will utilise it to help get more people with disabilities and sensory impairments participating in physical activity across Northamptonshire.
This will be done by purchasing specialist equipment such as sports wheelchairs and providing courses to up-skill sports coaches to be confident and inclusive when including disabled participants in their sessions.
As well as making it a challenge,the idea behind the three-legged element is to help promote a campaign currently being run by the English Federation of Disability Sport called ‘Together We Will’.
This highlights the importance of the role of physical activity in the lives of those with disabilities. It also aims to showcase the enjoyment that can be gained from disabled people participating in physical activity together with their family and friends.
Graeme Wilson, Disability Development Officer for Northamptonshire Sport, said: “As a team, Northamptonshire Sport are keen to do all we can to get more disabled people in the county physically active.
“We thought that by doing this challenge just before the Paralympics starts in Rio, it will draw attention to what disabled people are capable of achieving in sport.
It also raises awareness of the support that is often required by those closest to them to get involved in the first place.
“If we can raise some money that can help with the process then that would be great.”
People can find out more about the Northamptonshire Sport #3LeggedChallenge and donate to their efforts on the NFDS Local Giving page: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/3leggedparkrun.