The Blindfold Challenge began in 2007 as part of the Vision 5K, an event that raised funds and awareness for organizations serving the blind and visually impaired in Massachusetts. In 2012 we were invited to participate in the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 5K, which is held in the historic Back Bay the day before the Boston Marathon and crosses the famous Marathon finish line. We’re honored to be part of this incredible race.

A Blindfold Challenge team consists of one blindfolded athlete and one sighted guide, who run together to prove that with teamwork and training, something that seems impossible can become achievable and amazing. Show your solidarity and experience the thrill of the challenge, while raising funds for these organizations and their essential rehabilitation, education and technology services:

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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Founded in 1903, MABVI is the oldest organization in the country serving blind adults and elders. Today we are one of the leading providers of vision rehabilitation in the state. Our experience allows us to form strong partnerships with organizations across Massachusetts, so we can meet the pressing need for services and transform lives.

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National Braille Press

A non-profit braille publisher, National Braille Press promotes literacy for blind children through outreach programs and provides access to information by producing materials in braille for blind children and adults. National Braille Press is the premier braille publisher in the US that specializes in producing original braille works written by blind authors expressly for blind people. NBP’s Center for Braille Innovation is providing access to information through more efficient braille production and the development of e-braille technologies.

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Perkins School for the Blind

Since our founding in 1829, Perkins School for the Blind has been a national and international leader and resource providing state-of-the-art education and services to infants, toddlers, children, youth, and young adults who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them. Our ultimate goal is to maximize the potential of each child to lead a proud, productive, and meaningful life in the mainstream of society in the United States and around the world.