Funkis story

History of Funkis

In 2010 Oslo Marathon set up running events for the disabled men and women. This came about from the initiate of the blind and near-sighted in Team RP.

In 2012 an unofficial half marathon Norway Championship for the disabled was created as part of the Oslo Marathon event. In the same year, Oslo Marathon announced that there would be a dedicated official to focus on the disabled demographic.

In 2013 an official Norway Championship for the disabled was created for the Oslo Marathon. This event included runners for the halv marathon as well as wheelchair users for the 8 km.

The year after, in 2014, the NM distance for wheelchair users increased to 11 km while the disabled runners’ NM stayed at the half marathon distance. These distances are the ones currently being used in 2015.

The disabled event has had close ties with the blind and near sighted from Team RP and Aktiv mot kreft since its creation in 2010. Each year Tam RP invites between 30 and 50 sport and culture personalities to volunteer as running companions in order to promote Aktiv mot kreft.

In January 2015, SK Vidar (club arranger of the Oslo Marathon) received the Norwegian Sport Inclusion award during the annual Sports Gala. The club received the award for both its work in including the disabled in the Oslo Marathon and for its weekly adapted training offer at Bislet stadium for the disabled demographic.

Why participate in the disabled run?

In the disabled event you can choose between the distances “10 for Grete”, Half marathon and Marathon km based on your desired challenge and/or activity level.

Why not participate in the Oslo Marathon in September? By participating you will experience the capital in a completely different way together with thousands of other running enthusiasts and viewers. The run will take you past Skøyen, Frogner and Akershusstranda, Aker Brygge, Akershus Festning and Karl Johan.

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