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Team Tethered Together: USABA 2022

Join us on September 18, 2022

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Team Tethered Together is USABA’s endurance running program for runners with visual impairments and sighted guides. In 2022, the program will expand from its original race, the California International Marathon (CIM) to a second race offering a half marathon and 5k, the Philadelphia Distance Run (PDR). The runners, their guides and network of supporters are competing with a mission to create more opportunities for our community of athletes to experience the life-changing benefits of sports.

Going into the 13th year of the USABA Marathon National Championships presented by Allworth Financial in 2022, there are many runners and guides who race CIM every year because of the community, camaraderie and support, which will be replicated at PDR. During race weekend, USABA provides a one-of-a-kind experience including pre-race meals with race briefings, awards ceremony, logistical support and help with identifying sighted guides.

Through the generosity of USABA’s supporters, we are able to offer runners post-race scholarships to help offset the cost of race entries and travel.


Your donations to Team Tethered Together provide opportunities to blind & visually impaired athletes across the country. Specific to our running community and this upcoming event, your generous donations can enable:

  • $25         Provides a tether for a runner and their guide
  • $50         Delivers a USABA membership to provide athletes with more training & competition opportunities
  • $100       Covers the cost of a High-Visibility Blind Runner safety vest & High-Visibility Guide Runner vest
  • $250       Provides a scholarship to introduce youth who are blind or visually impaired to sports through camps and clinics
  • $500       Creates a grant for athlete travel costs for California International Marathon or two grants for Philadelphia Distance Run
  • $1,000    Gifts a veteran an all-inclusive Philadelphia Distance Run or California International Marathon experience



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