Verge Inclusive Athletics, Inc. is a volunteer 501c3 nonprofit, inclusive running club for youth and adults of all abilities, with and without special needs, dedicated to improving the health and lives of its participants by helping them to expand their limits in a fun, safe, team environment with the individual support and challenge they need for success and athletic, social, and personal growth.
Verge is a volunteer, 501c3 nonprofit athletic organization. Also known as Team Verge, we are an inclusive running/walking/wheelchair club. Membership is free and open to adults and youth age 7+ with and without intellectual, developmental, emotional/behavioral, and physical challenges. Family members and friends are welcome and encouraged to join.
Expanding limits is the core of Team Verge's goal. We strive to help members bust barriers, cross thresholds, and make physical, social, and mental connections so that they are always growing...always on the verge of the next level. Team Verge is dedicated to supporting every person’s goals whether it is to keep regularly active and social, to prepare for inclusion in school sports, or to train to race or develop their running.
We offers seasonal practices and programs throughout the year. In addition to regular practices, members have opportunity to participate or compete in mainstream or para track and field, road races, cross country, trail running, and team events. Members train in groups and one on one at their ability level under the direction and guidance of volunteer experienced coaches, and are paired with volunteer peer coaches/run buddies as needed.
Team Verge aims to provide a supportive, educational, fun, and friendly team environment where members get the individual attention they need, and feel safe trying new things and pushing their limits, which inspires and encourages self-belief, discovery, and achievement. Through the fun and challenge of sport, individuals learn social and emotional skills, independence, and gain the confidence and skills needed to grow personally and athletically in order to reach their ever expanding levels of potential.