Forrest Stump, a non-profit led by athlete Nicole Ver Kuilen, has launched a campaign for disability rights called #WeJustFeltLikeRunning. The campaign includes an online petition and a race across America on October 3. The goal is to virtually race 2,758 miles in one day — the distance from Seattle to Washington DC — to deliver the petition to Congress calling for “The Rights of Americans With Disabilities to Exercise.” Here’s how you can get involved.
Race with Us
Register for the virtual race on Eventbrite and join Team Dare2tri. Individuals with a disability or visual impairment can use the promo code DARE2TRI to unlock a free entry. You can also choose to purchase a race entry for $10.
After you register, you can request to join Forrest Stump’s Strava club. Only miles logged by Strava club members will be recorded on race day. You can walk, run, bike, pushrim, handcycle, swim, skate, hike, or paddle your way to the finish line. Miles must be recorded on Saturday, October 3.
Sign the Petition
The disability community faces unnecessary barriers and limited access to the assistive technologies they need to be physically active. It’s time to make a change. Please sign the petition on change.org! Then share it with your friends, family, and colleagues.