5th Annual Blind Mud Run 2013
It’s that time of year again! Get your shoes ready for the fifth annual Blind Mud Run on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at beautiful Irvine Lake. The 5K course has mud pits, climbing walls, obstacles, crawls, river crossings, slip and slides, and more! Our teams usually consist of five individuals – three sighted, one blindfolded and one blind, visually impaired person or military veteran! Join one of our teams or recruit your own. Confirm your spot now!
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Through out the year we need lots of volunteers just like you to help with our Visionary Experiences such as Dining in the Dark, the Blind/Blindfolded Mud Run and Dragonboat Racing.
BLINDSTART was founded in 2006 by Brian Tom, a visually impaired entrepreneur. Always wanting to be first, he and his growing team of supporters offered the first blind/blind-folded mud run in 2009. The next year, BLINDSTART became the first blind dragonboat racing team at the Long Beach Dragonboat Festival. Our events bridge the gap between the blind and sighted, and give our participants an insight into two different worlds. We liberate blind individuals by having events through which they can participate in mainstream activities and raise awareness of blindness in America.
Our Mission:Blind Start of America is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to help blind and visually impaired persons learn and develop job skills to enable them to ultimately lead lives of independence. This will be achieved through education, training, counseling, communication, and technology.