Fun run offers insight into blindness
Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:24PM MST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:52PM MST
This weekend hundreds of runners and walkers will strap on their headlamps and hit the pathway along the Bow for the ASRAB Sight Night fun run.
Imagine running along Calgary's pathways without being able to see where you are going.
Blind athletes face that challenge every time they head out with their guides on the pathways.
On Saturday, November 17, sighted runners will get the opportunity to experience a little of what it's like to run without the benefit of sight.
Sight Night is being held by the Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind and is an annual event to raise funds and awareness.
“Because it is held in the dark everybody that takes part wears a headlamp what we call the sight night light, and it looks remarkable. I'm told hundreds of lights bobbing and weaving along the river,” said Kevin Kaminski from the ASRAB.
Kaminski is a blind athlete and retired Goalball-Paralympian and initiated Sight Night.
For more information and to register for the event, visit the ASRAB website.