Whilst government guidelines stipulate a 2 metre social distancing policy, we cannot currently recommend the resumption of guide running as it fails to comply with this measure. We are working hard to support Sport England and UK Sport to ensure that guided physical activity is part of the conversation surrounding the recommencement of sport and physical activity, but at the moment the need to prioritise the safety of both guides and runners is paramount.
Do you want to start running or are you a seasoned runner looking for more support but not sure where to start?
We’ve partnered with England Athletics to offer you, or your visually impaired friend or family member, a simple way to Find A Guide to help visually impaired runners lace up and get running.
Running is a great way to get fit, enjoy the outdoors and meet other people. If you are 18 or older you can now simply search for guide runners near you using your postcode. All the friendly guide runners have attended a Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop, are DBS checked, passionate about running and are waiting to help support you.
Finding a guide runner could help you to:
- Go for a run – any place, any time, any distance, any speed.
- Join a club or running group – a great way to meet new people and socialise.
- Take part in an event or race – an opportunity to set goals and challenge yourself.
Here’s a short video to help you find out more about Find a Guide.