Blindfold Challenge

Sunday, April 15, 2012


The Blindfold Challenge is a unique opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired by running the prestigious BAA 5K blindfolded and assisted by a sighted guide. Runners are connected by a two-foot tether and will run the same course, at the same time, and under the same circumstances as the other runners in the 5K event. This one-of-a-kind event mirrors the experience the many blind athletes who will be competing in the 5K and Boston Marathon the same weekend.

Running blindfolded is a way for athletes to show their solidarity with blind and visually impaired individuals, proving that with the right tools and support, something that seems incredibly difficult becomes entirely possible. Each runner-guide pair has committed to raising $1,500 to support MAB's vision rehabilitation program, low vision clinics, 33 support groups and 1:1 volunteer matching program. With your help we will make it possible for 1,300 blind or visually impaired individuals to live with dignity and independence this year. Thank you.