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“The community I became a part of was one I want to be a part of for life” -Tina Muir, on her USABA experience

Tina Muir is an elite, world-class runner who has posted a personal-best time of 2:36 at the 2016 California International Marathon and competed for Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the World Half Marathon Championships. Below, Tina shares her life-changing experience as a USABA guide runner at the 2019 USABA Marathon National Championships, held in conjunction with the California International Marathon in Sacramento. For the first 14 years of my life as a runner, it was all about winning. About being my best and taking all the necessary steps (and beyond) to get to the top. My training controlled everything…  Read More

More Than 120 Runners and Guides Compete at USABA Marathon National Championships


Athletes from across the U.S. – and around the world – traveled to Sacramento in early December for the 2019 USABA Marathon National Championships. Fifty runners, including nine military veterans, and more than 70 guides joined USABA for the 11th anniversary of the event. Chaz Davis (Boston, Mass.) and Jody Westbrook (San Francisco, Calif.) earned national titles and Johannes-Reinhard Hupe (Germany) and Westbrook were honored with Richard Hunter Excellence in Running Awards. 2019 Marathon National Championships – Full Results Download In addition to the race on Sunday, runners and guides enjoyed multiple gatherings and meals together to introduce them to opportunities available…  Read More

2019 USABA Marathon Nationals to Feature More Than 110 Athletes


Since 2008, the 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 110 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…  Read More

JOB RE-POSTING: Men’s Goalball National Team Head Coach and High Performance Manager


The position opening for Men's Goalball National Team Head Coach and High Performance Manager with the United States Association of Blind Athletes is being re-posted through Tuesday, October 1, 2019. All qualified applications are encouraged to apply. Read the full job description HERE.  Read More

2019 USABA Scholarships Awarded


Thanks to the generosity of the I C You Foundation and Arthur & Helen Copeland, each year, USABA offers scholarships to members who exhibit exceptional drive in athletic achievement and educational endeavors. We are proud to present the I C You Foundation Valor Achievement Award and Arthur E. & Helen Copeland scholarships to four USABA athletes who demonstrate a passion for bettering themselves through sport and education. Congratulations to the following students for being awarded USABA scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year!   I C You Foundation Valor Achievement Award Winners: McClain Hermes (Dacula, Ga.) and Jayden Yamada (Bellevue, Wash.) McClain…  Read More

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