This November 18th Health by Science is introducing a new indoor OCR specifically for stroke survivors and other people recovering from physical and mental disabilities. This will introduce OCRs for the disabled population to Scotland, making it the first country to do so.
The OCR will consist of 12 stages which become progressively harder to achieve. The focus is on challenging limiting beliefs around rehab potential and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for stroke survivors to take part in a race.
The key focus will be on the fact that the participants are not racing with each other but are competing against themselves. The name Next Best You signifies the philosophy of continuous small improvements leading to large changes over the longer term.
There are 13 major organisers of obstacle course races in Scotland, none of which cater to disabled or disadvantaged populations.