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More Than 100 Athletes to Participate in 2018 USABA Marathon Nationals


Since 2008, U.S. Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has partnered with Sacramento Running Association to make the California International Marathon (CIM) inclusive for runners with visual impairments. This year, the group of more than 100 blind runners and guides includes military veterans, local runners, international runners and Paralympic athletes. It’s a weekend affair for this group of runners and guides with multiple community meals and gatherings where they’re able to mingle and get to know one another and culminates with an awards ceremony Sunday afternoon. USABA Sports Club and partner Sacramento Society for the Blind will host a dinner for…  Read More

2018-2019 Anthem Foundation/USABA National Fitness Challenge Announced

United States Association of Blind Athletes and Anthem Foundation Partner to Empower People with Visual Impairments to Lead More Active Lifestyles More than 450 people participating in USABA Fitness Challenge Colorado Springs, Colo. (October 10, 2018) – The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to announce a $340,000 grant from the Anthem Foundation, the philantrhopic arm of Anthem, Inc to implement the National Fitness Challenge for the sixth consecutive year. For the next eight months, USABA will partner with 17 organizations across the United States to provide more than 450 blind and visually impaired youth and adults…  Read More

USABA Competitive and Recreational Community Sports Integration Project for Veterans


A key component of military service regardless of the era challenges one’s physical abilities. Remember all of those long ruck marches, unit fun runs, and PT tests? Yes, like many of you I try not to as well, but one cannot argue against the amount of research and information about the benefits of exercise to combat adverse health and mental health conditions. More importantly, organizations like USABA; Team Red, White, and Blue; Achilles, and your local sporting groups built tremendous communities with a vested interest in the wellbeing of those who elect to participate. USABA just rolled out a new…  Read More

U.S. Men’s Goalball Head Coach, Michael Legé, Retires


After 8 years as Head Coach of the USA Men’s Goalball team, Coach Michael Legé has retired. Legé joined the U.S. Men’s Goalball Team coaching staff in 2005 as an assistant after the death of Head Coach John Bakos. As a retired physical education teacher at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, he also served as the boy’s goalball team coach. Before becoming Head Coach in 2009, Legé served as Assistant Coach during the 2006 IBSA World Goalball Championships, where the team won bronze, and the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, where the team finished 4th. As Head…  Read More

Hanson McClain Co-Founder Guides Triathlete Erich Manser in Marathon Nationals


The following release was sent out by Hanson McClain Advisors, sponsor of the 2016 USABA Marathon National Championships. Read the original post here. Barron's* Top 100 Advisor Leads Blind Runner in the California International Marathon Scott Hanson co-founder of Hanson McClain will guide runner Erich Manser SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Hanson, co-founder of Hanson McClain Advisors, is proud to support the visually impaired and blind runners taking part in the 2016 California International Marathon on December 4, 2016. The California International Marathon (CIM) serves as the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) National Marathon Championships. Each athlete…  Read More

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