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Running Eyes Logo: Eyeball with blue body as guide and black body with arm on guide. Braille underneath saying Running Eyes.
Running Eyes is an online international community for VI/blind runners and guides. We share our experiences, advice and information. My guide Chris Morrison created this site a few years ago, hoping to bring guides and vi/blind runners together. Since the facebook page started, we have met many VI/blind runners at running events in both Canada and the US and had some great success in finding guides for VI/blind runners. I am very proud of Chris's accomplishment and is making a difference in the the eyes of running, pun intended. We are now nearly 250 members strong. With Chris's background in guiding (level 2 certified guide for 12 years) it is no wonder 'Running Eyes' is a success. It is inspiring to read about how they get on with their races, how they adapted, finding guides to run with, share their ideas and to be open to try new things. It motivates me everyday. You know what else I love about this? The guides!!! An unselfish act to help others pursue their goals and dreams in sports. You do make a difference and words sometimes cannot describe how much we appreciate your guiding eyes. I know this first hand, many years ago I was was depressed, overweight and scared of this journey of blindness. Eventually I found the courage to start. I started to walk, then run, followed a healthy diet and eventually lost 46lbs. As my vision worsened, I quickly learned to adapt to keep moving. I joined a local running club, there is where I met Chris. Believe it or not, my experiences as an athlete who depends on guides, helps me overcome my fears of going blind. It gives me hope and confidence to carry on, knowing there will some support. Next time you are running a race and you see a VI/blind runner, do not hesitate to ask us what it is like, what we see, how do you do it, what does a guide do, etc. We are always happy to answer your questions, in fact we thrive on it. My goal is to get as many VI/Blind runners to come join us at the Goodlife Victoria Marathon (1/2 Marathon and 8K). If this interests you, please visit or join our facebook page (click on to the Running Eye image on the OTHER STUFF page of this website and it will take you there). We would love to hear from you. Got to run now! xx