Kids Running School 2017

Time Period
5th Nov., 2017
Tokyo, Japan
Sport/Programme Category
Athletics, Parasports, Seminar
Habilis Japan
The University of Tokyo Sports Science Initiative
Ottobock Japan
The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center
Japan Para Athletics
Japan Triathlon Union
The Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics>
Number of Individual Beneficiaries
2 people
The event was open for children of all ages, from 3 to 12 years old, to educate the children on how to train the body with a limb defect, learn precautions when running, and learn how to manage artificial limbs. So the Seminars were carried out by physiotherapists, prosthetists, and orthotists to teach children and families the importance of age-appropriate exercise, support children's growth, and long-term children's prosthetic limbs and stump management.
Subsequently, the Paralympic World Championship medalists Heinrich Popov, Leon Schaefer, and Atsushi Yamamoto had the chance to run with the children and play a tag game tournament on a wide ground. The children felt the joy of participating with a Paralympic gold medalist.

See below for the Japanese version.

Feedback from Participant :

Comments from parents of participants:
-I love to move my body, so I felt like running faster.
-It was a very educational experience for the parents.
-I learned that there are a variety of handicaps.

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