SCHEELS Partners with IRun4

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Race season is upon us, and one nonprofit is making sure every person has the chance to partake. 

SCHEELS is partnering with IRun4, a nonprofit that pairs racers with people with disabilities who want to participate in running events.
 

IRun4 was founded in 2013 by one of our very own – SCHEELS Associate Tim Boyle. Over the past four years, the organization has paired more than 20,000 racers with “buddies”.  During a race, the “buddies” are pushed in a special running wheelchair to enjoy the sense and camaraderie of a race.  Not only does this organization emphasize the opportunity to allow people with disabilities a chance to race, it encourages racers to build a relationship with their running buddies so they can enjoy multiple races together. Many racers and racing buddies have built longstanding friendships as a result.

Over the course of 2017, we will follow Founder Tim Boyle has he completes five races with his buddies across the country.

Read more about each race and buddy below, and find more about the organization here: http://www.whoirun4.com/

Fargo, ND | May 20, 2017

Meet Josh Hausauer

During the Fargo Marathon, SCHEELS will sponsor racer and IRun4 founder Tim Boyle and his racing buddy, Josh Hausauer. This duo work together at our Fargo SCHEELS location.

Q: Please tell us a little bit about you – where are you from, what are your favorite things to do, etc.
A: Moorhead, MN.  I enjoy watching almost all sports.  Bison, Wild, Timberwolves, Twins, and Vikings are my favorite.  I love to play chess.  I’m up for anything I’m able to do.  Fishing, hunting, you name it.

Q: How did you get introduced to “Who Do U Run 4?” 
A:I was introduced to Who Do U Run 4 by Tim, who I work with at Scheels.

Q: What are you most excited for in regards to racing?
A: Being out on the course and hanging out with Tim mostly.

Q: Do you think Tim will run fast? 😉 
A: Yes, 1 hour and 20 minutes or bust.

The public is encouraged to cheer on all racers this Saturday beginning at 7am. For more race information, please visit http://www.fargomarathon.com/.

Salt Lake City, UT | April 22, 2017

Meet Braxden Shank

During the Alaska Airlines Salt Lake City Marathon, SCHEELS will sponsor racer and IRun4 founder Tim Boyle and his racing buddy, 11-year-old Braxden Shank.

Q: Please tell us a little bit about you – where are you from, what are your favorite things to do, etc.
A: My name is Braxden Shank. I am from Murray Utah. I love to swim, I love to do walks with my family, I love school, and I love to be with my brother Jayden.

Q: How did you get introduced to “Who Do U Run 4?” 
A: We came across the story of Tim and Michael, and was very excited to hear about this amazing group that run for people of all ages that have any form of disabilities. My mom was excited and put my brother Jayden and I into this amazing group. Have made new friends that are now our family.

Q: Is this your first race, either with “Who Do U Run 4” or in general?
A: I did the rock and roll one in Las Vegas. I have done numerous walks, runs with my family, and some marathons.

Q: What are you most excited for in regards to racing?
A: I love being outside, love feeling free, I love the high fives, I love speed, and I love the medals.

Q: Do you think Tim will run fast? 😉 
A: Tim is going to run faster than lightning.
The public is encouraged to cheer on all racers this Saturday beginning at 7am. For more race information, please visit http://www.saltlakecitymarathon.com.