Thank you Team Hoyt Running chairs for including Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon on your new website http://www.hoytrunningchairs.com/partners/
Team Hoyt Running chairs design and manufacture state-of-the-art racing chairs for individuals with disabilities.
It all started here
TEAM HOYT. YES YOU CAN!
Dick and Rick Hoyt are a Father and Son team from Holland, Massachusetts. At birth, Rick was diagnosed a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy.
In the spring of 1977, Rick told his father that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a Lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Far from being a long-distance runner, Dick agreed to push Rick in his wheel chair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last.
Since then Rick and Dick Hoyt has completed over 1000’s races , 6 Ironman and biked 3735 miles across the US in 45 days..
One of our proudest moments when Rick and Dick Hoyt visited and participated in our race in West Cork 2015 !
As Amby Burfoot says ” As we run , we become ”
Read Anna’s story here ..