The USABA Marathon National Championships, sponsored by Hanson McClain, take part in conjunction with the California International Marathon on December 3, 2017. Since the CIM adopted the Visually Impaired Division in 2007, participation of visually impaired and blind runners has steadily grown from 2 to nearly 50 participants. Runners travel from across the United States and from other nations. Participants include blinded veterans, Paralympic athletes, World Champions, and many novice runners just beginning their athletic careers. Each athlete has a compelling and unique story of their own, and together are able to inspire, educate and change the public’s perception of vision loss.

I am proud to introduce you to the 2017 visually impaired and blind field of runners taking part in the 2017 California International Marathon.

Ashley, Philip

Philip

Aukward, Joseph

Joseph

Baheti, Sagar (India)

Sagar

Balcom, Donald (Veteran)

Donald

Barkan, Will

Will

Bazgan, Corvin

Corvin

Beecham, Jessica

Jessica

Bigoney, Dave (Veteran)

Dave

Blanks, Darren (UK Veteran)

Darren

Blume, Melissa

Melissa

Broca, Adrian

Adrian

Burke, Luanne

Burns, Joe (Veteran)

Joe

Butler, Anthony

Chan, John

John

Contreras, Romero (Veteran)

Romero

Davis, Chaz

Chaz

Davis, Katie

Katie

DeGuzman, Maria

Maria

Dever, Sarah

Sarah

Donnell, Annie

Annie

Duenas, Tony

Tony

Dunkerley, Jason (Canada)

Jason

Elder, Tim

Han, David

David

Hofheimer, Stephen (Veteran)

Stephen

Hunter, Richard (Veteran)

Richard

Jones, Dwaine

Dwaine

Jones, Ricky

Ricky

Khayyam, Theresa

Theresa

Kloehn, Ian

Ian

Kuhn, David

David

Lopez, Guillermo (Veteran)

Guillermo

Lynch, Alison

Alison

McGonigle, Pam

Pam

Monroe, Tom (Veteran)

Tom

Nagasawa, Nobuko (Japan)

Nobuko

Pennington, Chris

Chris

Pierce, Randy

Randy

Ray, Christy

Christy

Robidoux, Kyle

Kyle

Romero, Jason

Jason

Schallert, Allison

Allison

Somsan, Michael (Veteran)

Michael

Spurrell, Craig (Canada)

Stevens, JT

Walton, Branden

Branden

Wentzy, Susan

Susan

Zundel, Stephanie

Stephanie

IBSA Visual Classifications

Class B1

No light perception in either eye up to light perception, but inability to recognize the shape of a hand at any distance or in any direction.

Class B2

From ability to recognize the shape of a hand up to visual acuity of 20/600 and/or a visual field of less than 5 degrees in the best eye with the best practical eye correction.

Class B3

From visual acuity above 20/600 and up to visual acuity of 20/200 and/or a visual field of less than 20 degrees and more than 5 degrees in the best eye with the best practical eye correction.

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Sponsors

USABA would like to thank our 2017 major sponsors. Without their support, this event would not be possible.

Title Sponsor

Hanson McClain

Platinum: ($10,000 and above)

Healthy Vision Association

Gold: ($5,000 - $9,999)

The Gibney Family Foundation

Delta Gamma Fraternity

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Sacramento Running Association

Silver: ($2,500 - $4,999)

Andrew O’Driscoll & Maureen Kelly

Bronze: ($1,000 - $2,499)

Blinded Veterans Association Operation Peer Support

Greg Bricca

Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Society for the Blind

Michael Schermer

Eric Waterman

Pace Supply

UC Davis Delta Chi of Delta Gamma

Steve Wood

Eric M. Lindsey Prosthetic Artists

Friend: ($500)

Folsom Lake Lions

Thomas Kidwell

Paralympic Sport Sacramento