The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to invite up to four (4) international blind or visually impaired athletes to compete in the 2012 USABA Marathon National Championships sponsored by VSP® Vision Care, Sunday 2 December 2012. As many as 12 to 14 additional USABA blind and visually impaired athletes from Canada and the United States are expected to run the entire marathon.
The California International Marathon (CIM), a world-class running event certified and sanctioned by USA Track & Field, was established in 1983 by the Sacramento Running Association. The course developed then and still used today, provides runners a very fast, point-to-point, net-downhill marathon with a spectacular finish in front of the California State Capitol.
Selected international overseas athletes will receive up to $1000 reimbursable expenses which can be used towards offsetting the costs of airfare, registration, hotel and meals. Selected athletes from Mexico and Canada will receive $400 in reimbursable expenses.
How international Athletes apply:
All interested internationally classified athletes (B1, B2, and B3) must send a letter of request which includes: full name, country, classification, age, gender and previous marathon results to Mark Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org
by July 15, 2012.