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Running Clinic 2023

Participants in the Running Clinic celebrate together on the sports field.
Participants in the Running Clinic celebrate together on the sports field.
Participants in the Running Clinic celebrate together on the sports field.
Running Clinic 2023

A weekend full of fun and movement

From October 6th to 8th, leg prostheses users ranging from beginner to experienced in running ability are invited to be part of the Ottobock Running Clinic at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center in San Diego, CA. Under the direction and support of Paralympic gold-medalist Heinrich Popow and his team, participants will learn or hone their mobility and running skills over a 2 day period. 

This Running Clinic is part of our worldwide series and will be supported by certified orthopedic technicians with Ottobock sports prostheses provided to all participants for the duration of the clinic. 

What awaits you

  • A packed weekend of fun and movement 

  • Fitting and use of a sports prosthesis by one of our experienced orthopedic technicians for the duration of the clinic 

  • Support and training by Ottobock through our Paralympic athlete Heinrich Popow 

  • Perfect sporting conditions at the training center at Chula Vista 

  • A curated clinic with catering and your own branded T-shirts 

  • Room and board available at Chula Vista Training Facility. 

    • Single Room: 115 USD/ night (1 guest only)

    • Double Room: 75 USD/night (must have 2 guests)

Not included: 

  • Transportation costs to and from the training facility 

A weekend dedicated to fun and movement

It all starts on Friday afternoon -- lower limb amputees interested in sports meet up to spend the weekend testing out sports prostheses or to improve their running technique on their own equipment. The feel for running will be there faster than you think, and it’s not uncommon to hear comments like “I don’t want to take off my sports prosthesis” or “I’ve missed running so much”. 

Things kick off on Friday with a get-to-know-you session, followed by the fitting of our sports prostheses for those who require it. Training begins on Saturday under the guidance of Paralympic Champion Heinrich Popow, who will demonstrate exercises and give you helpful tips in wearing a sports prosthesis. We’ll end the day with a group dinner with a chance for everyone to hang out with one another.  

On Sunday, we’ll finish off the clinic with some specialized training for long-distance running -- culminating in a fun competition at the end! 

Amputee athletes running on an outdoor field
Amputee athletes running on an outdoor field

Sports have given me so much. I see it as my job to share my experience with as many people as possible. The goal is not to turn amputees into top athletes, but to show them how much sports can improve their quality of life – people should participate in sports, not despite, but rather because of a prosthesis."

Heinrich Popow Trainer, Ottobock Running Clinics

Athletes running beside each other outside
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