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Frequently Asked Questions: Power Buddy

What is a Power Buddy?

A Power Buddy is someone that acts as an engine for one of our differently abled athletes.  This can be done by pushing them in a running event, pulling them in a cycling event or even just acting wiht the team to get them through an obstacle race or triathlon.

Do I have to be a fast athlete to be a Power Buddy?

No!  Anyone can be a Power Buddy!  All you need is the willingness to help and act on behalf of another.  We can partner you with other similarly paced Power Buddies in events to ensure that everyone has a great time.

I've never pushed before.  Can I try it before an event?

Yes!  Please send a request via our contact form on this website or sending an email to info@SpecialCompass.org and we can work to set up a clinic for training and practice.

Do I have to pay to be a Power Buddy?

Nope, but you will need to register for events with the event organization.  We sometimes have special discount codes and will share those with you.  On occasion we will ask for help from our Power Buddies to raise funds.

Can I pick which Rider I push?

You can absolutely let us know if there is a specific Rider you would like to push and we will do our best to ensure that you are partnered with that Rider.  With that being said, we may need to make changes to Power Buddy and Rider partnerships due to race participation.

How will I know what special needs my Rider has?

We have a form that the Riders will fill out to let their Power Buddy know if they have any dietary restrictions (so you know if they can have snacks at the race), if they communicate verbally or non-verbally and if there are any other needs you should be aware of.  That form will be given to you before the event.

Is there anything else I should know about being a Power Buddy?

This will be an amazing experience for both you and your Rider!  You are their engine and we want them to shine, please help us in making them the stars of the show!  Don't be afraid to ask questions!  The safety of our Power Buddies and Riders is our top concern.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know right away.  We want events to be fun for all participants!

How do I get started?

It's easy!  Click the button below to register and check out our upcoming events page.  We will add you to our mailing list, and all you have to do is let us know which events you want to register for.  It's that simple!

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