Rolling Across the Finish Line
by beesleyadamextrememotus | August 26, 2021
Extreme Motus tackles a 5K with Run On.
When we designed our first all terrain manual wheelchair to help Emma reach the top of Mount Timpanogos, our company was born.
One wheelchair for one person was amazing, but we wanted everyone to experience the joy and mobility that our chairs offer.
In July of 2018, we had a unique opportunity to take a step in that direction.
Run On With An Outdoor Wheelchair
More than 10,000 people signed up to run in the Temple to Temple 5K in Provo, Utah. But among the thousands, five participants stood out.
Extreme Motus partnered with Run On, an organization that partners runners with individuals who need a little extra push to get across the finish line.
We equipped the five running pairs with our outdoor wheelchairs. The lightweight frame and all-terrain wheelchair wheels make it the perfect model for racing on streets, across parks, through water, and over any obstacle that stands in the way.
Run On’s founder, Mack Bawden, ran the race with his close friend, Cameron Judd. The two have been best friends since they were four years old. Cameron was born with cerebral palsy, but that hasn’t killed his spirit of adventure. He was more than ready to hit the streets with Mack in the Emma X3 all terrain manual wheelchair.
“Cameron told me all morning how comfortable [the chair] is. It’s just a lot smoother ride,” Mack said.
Reuniting Dale & Emma
The 5K also served as a special reunion for our co-founder Dale Pitts and Emma, the girl who inspired it all.
Ride On volunteers arranged for Emma to hop into an outdoor wheelchair for the race and surprise Dale at the end of the course. The two crossed the finish line together 18 years after he arrived as a first responder at the scene of the accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down.
“I think it’s awesome that Extreme Motus is building more chairs so that people can have the experiences that I’ve had. Anything is possible with the right people and the right tools behind you,” Emma said.
Discover our groundbreaking all terrain manual wheelchair: The Emma X3. Adventure starts today!