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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

Nine Veterans to Compete at USABA Marathon Nationals

by Sierra Romero Next month, 52 athletes who are blind or visually impaired -- from all across the United States -- will travel to Sacramento, Calif., to compete in the United States Association of Blind Athletes’ 2019 Marathon National Championships, in conjunction with the California International Marathon. Of those 52 athletes, nine of them are veterans. On this Veterans Day, we salute both their dedication to their country and to a healthy, active lifestyle. Steven Baskis, 33, is a multisport athlete from Montrose, Colo. While serving in Iraq in 2008, Baskis was injured by an improvised explosive device, causing him…  Read More

JOB POSTING: Membership & SafeSport Coordinator

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT (for Word version CLICK HERE)   Position Title:                     Membership & SafeSport Coordinator   Posting Dates:                    November 9-December 4, 2019   The major responsibilities of the Membership & SafeSport Coordinator include, but are not limited to, planning and implementation of sports programming and events, developing and implementing specific, targeted initiatives to maintain and increase membership, cultivating an outreach network by establishing good working relationships with community-based partners, coordinating USABA’s SafeSport  and safety initiatives and providing administrative and logistical management for events, programs and organizational duties.   Brief Overview of Organization USABA is unique within the sports community.…  Read More

JOB RE-POSTING: Assistant Head Coach, Men’s Goalball National Team

The position opening for Assistant Head Coach, Men’s Goalball National Team with the United States Association of Blind Athletes is being re-posted through Wednesday, November 6, 2019. All qualified applications are encouraged to apply. Read the full job description HERE.  Read More

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