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Forrest Stump has launched a national advocacy campaign called #WeJustFeltLikeRunning for disability rights. Through our online petition and race across America on October 3rd, we are publicly calling for “The Rights of Americans With Disabilities To Exercise.”

 

Sign our petition, purchase a race entry, and spread the word to help us make this campaign a success!

 

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VIRTUAL RACE FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS

OCTOBER 3, 2020

Help us virtually race 2,758 miles in one day – from Seattle, WA to Washington, DC – to deliver a signed petition to the doorsteps of Congress calling for “The Rights of Americans With Disabilities to Exercise.”

You can purchase a race entry for $10, pledge your # of miles, and then complete them on race day: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020.

This campaign is inclusive. All types of miles will count towards our goal. You can choose to walk, run, bike, pushrim, handcycle, swim, skate, hike, or paddle your way to the finish line. Cumulatively, our miles will add up to crossing the United States.

JOIN US IN 3 EASY STEPS

STEP 1: PURCHASE TICKETS

Register for our virtual race on Eventbrite with a small $10 race fee to support our advocacy campaign. Pledge your miles when you register and snag some cool merchandise.

STEP 2: SIGN OUR PETITION

After you’ve registered, sign our petition on Change.org! Then share it with your friends, family, and colleagues. We need everyone’s support.

STEP 3: RACE DAY

On Saturday, October 3rd, track your miles on Forrest Stump’s Strava club, wear your race bib, and listen to our community-curated Spotify playlist. Post to social media with #WeJustFeltLikeRunning!

“The disability community just wants equal rights to exercise.”

Dear friends,

The disability community just wants equal rights to exercise. Yet, it’s 2020 and this is far from reality.

Our community faces unnecessary barriers and limited access to what we need to be physically active. Lack of insurance coverage and the high cost of medical equipment prevents access to fitness prosthetics, orthotics, wheelchairs, and sighted guides that we need to enable our freedom of movement. Our healthcare system promotes physical activity for able-bodied individuals, yet withholds these same benefits from individuals with disabilities.

This is discrimination. It’s time we change the system to provide equitable access for all.

Launching on Monday, July 20th, the week of the 30th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and continuing until race day, set for Saturday, October 3rd, #WeJustFeltLikeRunning is campaigning for a 2.0 on the ADA and an expansion of rights for the disability community.

Our online petition will call for “The Rights of Americans With Disabilities To Exercise.” We are inviting you to help us deliver this petition in a really unique way: a virtual race across America.

On October 3rd, 2020, we will virtually race 2,758 miles in one day – from Seattle, WA to Washington, D.C. – to deliver a signed petition to the doorsteps of Congress. Racers will sign up, pledge their miles, and then complete them on race day. Cumulatively, our miles will add up to crossing the United States. No one person can do this alone; only together can we complete this mission.

Now it’s your turn: sign our petition, purchase a race entry, and spread the word to help us make this campaign a success!

With gratitude,

nicole ver kuilen

co-founder, forrest stump