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On Sunday, April 14, 2013, the Boston Athletic Association will partner with the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and other local blindness organizations to host the Blindfold Challenge at the B.A.A. 5K. Teams (comprised of a blindfolded runner and a sighted guide) will run to raise money for MABVI's programs.
The Blindfold Challenge brings awareness and resources to essential efforts to give blind or visually impaired individuals the power to live more independently. In the Blindfold Challenge, runners are connected by a two-foot tether and will run the same course, at the same time, and under the same circumstances as the other runners in the 5K race. Running in solidarity with the blind athletes who are running in the 5K and marathon that weekend, the blindfold challenge demonstrates the capabilities of all people when given the proper tools.
For more information, visit the Blindfold Challenge website at www.blindfoldchallenge.org
Registration for the B.A.A. 5K has closed, but you can still sign up for the Blindfold Challenge. There are a few more slots available but they are going fast! If you would like to learn more about participating please email Cynthia Canham or call (617) 732-0245.
"Change the Way You See Things"
This short film by Christian Bergren-Aragon recaps the 2012 Blindfold Challenge's debut at the B.A.A. 5K.