Our inspiration came when our friend, Nate, a triathlete, suffered a catastrophic injury from sports which resulted in an amputation of his lower left leg. Desperately wanting to get back to his active lifestyle, we decided to raise the funds necessary for a prosthetic blade, that insurance wouldn't cover.
Each year, we will choose a new recipient to be awarded the funds necessary to pay for an adaptive device. Our goal is to eventually grow into multiple cities, helping as many adaptive athletes as we can. The mission of The Blade 5K is to raise funds to help adaptive athletes return to an active lifestyle. In addition, we want to raise community awareness of the unique lives and struggles of amputees/adaptive athletes.