Guide Running Workshops

Guide and VI runner wearing yellow bibs stand watching a demonstration from an instructor

Guide running is where a sighted runner supports a vision impaired or blind runner to exercise, train or compete in a safe manner. Vision Sports Ireland and Athletics Ireland aim to create a network of guide running volunteers across Ireland to support people with a Vision Impairment to participate in the activity of running.

Guide Running workshop attendee's posing with Guide Running Workshop sign in UCD Athletics track.

Course Info

The fee for this course is €15.

This course comprises of 2 sessions:

  • Online theory workshop (90 Minute) which takes place on a weekday evening in advance of the practical session.
  • In person practical workshop (60 Minute) which takes place on a weekend.

Should you register for the course, attending both days is mandatory.

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What will you learn?

  • Common eyesight conditions
  • Use of audio description
  • Equipment
  • Safety
  • Coaching considerations
  • Sighted guide training

Upcoming Course Dates

Sligo Guide Running Workshop

Online – June 18th – 7-8:30pm

In Person – June 27th – 6:30-8:30pm

tickets available here:Guide Running Tickets 

for more information email:


Sean Moyles – Physical Activity Coordinator
Vision Sports Ireland, Vision Ireland, Whitworth Road, Dublin 9.
Phone: 0862005561 |   Email:

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