Massachusetts based companies, Vibram and Team Hoyt Running Chairs are collaborating to help individuals with disabilities experience the thrill of the race.
The story begins with Boston Legends, Dick and Rick Hoyt. Rick was diagnosed at birth as a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. In 1977, Rick asked his father if he would push him in a local charity run. That race sparked the beginning of the Inclusive Assisted Athletic Movement where able bodied athletes partner with athletes with disabilities to complete events from 5ks to Ironman triathlons.