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Race Ya: Making Sports Accessible to Everyone

Posted at March 04, 2024

It was towards the end of last year when Race Ya’s very own Tin Ferrera and her team won the silver medal at the 22nd Asia Masters Athletics Championships held at New Clark City in Tarlac. 

Tin shares her experience during the competition.

“The event lasted for only 5 minutes but it felt like 5 hours with the intensity, warm-up, preps, and waiting. We strategically aimed for the top 3, aware of our competitors' stronger individual runs. I led the team prayer before our run, prayed for strength and a fighting spirit.”

“I aimed to maintain the gap after Maricar's strong start. I had a strong first half until my left leg wobbled and almost lost balance which was probably due to the sudden lane shifts I made. I just focused until it was time to pass the baton to Brenda. She, the most nervous but determined, ran her heart out. Clocking my time, it wasn't as bad as it felt. Rachel, our anchor, widened the gap from the Iranian team, securing us the silver medal.”

Sports go far beyond winning medals, offering benefits that touch everyone. 

It's not just about victory; it is about teamwork, discipline, and growth. Playing sports of any kind keeps us fit, sharpens our minds, and helps us deal with life's ups and downs. Regardless of age, gender, or background, sports bring people together while teaching us important values like fairness and cooperation. 

Sports transcend individual achievements, fostering a sense of community and belonging. They provide a common ground where people from different backgrounds can come together, share experiences, and build lasting connections. Through sports, we learn empathy, respect, and resilience, preparing us not just for events and competitions, but for life's journey.

Race Ya’s mission is to sports inclusive and accessible to everyone. Through our platform’s user-friendly interface and everything you can do on it, Race Ya breaks down barriers to participation, welcoming individuals of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. 

By fostering a supportive community and providing resources for skill development, we ensure that everyone can find their place in the world of sports. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a newcomer, Race Ya offers a platform where everyone can thrive, promoting diversity, equality, and the joy of movement for all.

Learn more about Tin's journey at AMAC, Philtra, and Race Ya in the Shock the System podcast on YouTube - or listen to it on Spotify​​.