The WingMan Program empowers individuals living with limited to no mobility (ASA Athlete) the opportunity to train for and participate in mainstream running events. Each ASA Athlete is supported by his or her own unique WingMan Team, who work together to cross the finish line. “Together We Finish.”
ASA provides the ASA Athlete and his or her WingMan Team with all of the equipment and resources necessary to cross the finish line including: help picking a race, hosting regularly scheduled training run opportunities, and managing all race day logistics.
Profile of a WingMan
An ASA WingMan may be new to running or an experienced athlete, young or old, male or female, fast or slow. A WingMan does not need to have experience with individuals living with disabilities, nor do they need to have experience racing, just the desire to train and run with our Athletes. We do ask that you be able to run (not walk) the distance of your desired race.
Commit to raise $365 ($1/day) by December 15th every year. (High School and College students commit to raise $150.)
Attend 1 Group Run prior to your first race with ASA.
Attend 2 other Group Runs throughout the year.
Race 2 - 3 times/year (ASA covers your 1st race of the year!).
Cover your additional race registration fees and any travel expenses to races.
Agree to the ASA Code of Conduct, the Rules of the Road, and Participation Waiver located on the WingMan Resource Page.