Sayers Grooms has ataxic cerebral palsy, which limits her balance, coordination and speed. Through hard work and perseverance, she progressed to unassisted walking by age 5, but it took the introduction of a Frame Running bike at age 8 for her to finally experience the exhilaration and joy of running. Since then, she’s been hooked on the sport and has been eager to share its benefits with others.
In 2014, with the support of her family, Sayers founded the Gainesville Frame Running Club to increase awareness and interest in the sport of Frame Running in her hometown of Gainesville, Florida. That same year, Sayers began traveling to Denmark to attend the annual RaceRunners Camp and Cup in Frederiksberg. There, she encountered multiple vibrant Frame Running programs from all over the world and was inspired to work to grow the sport of Frame Running throughout the USA.
Sayers understands that Frame Running bikes are expensive. In 2016, to help address the cost issue, she asked to start a nonprofit, Watch Me Run, Inc., to engage in fundraising and promotion efforts for the sport of Frame Running in America.
Sayers may still be a kid, but she already has big goals for the sport of Frame Running in the USA. From the moment she took her first steps on a Frame Running bike, Sayers’s dream has been to share the gift of Frame Running with others who face mobility challenges similar to hers. Sayers wants others like her to finally be able to say to their friends and family, “Watch Me Run!”