Take part in Parallel London and fundraise for Disability Rights. This autumn, the world’s first fully accessible and inclusive mass participation run is to be held on Sunday 4th September in London’s Olympic Park. The day will include multiple running or walking distances, ranging from 100m to 10km to suit different levels of ability. Anyone can take part although the organisers are encouraging entries from individuals with an impairment, or those with first-hand ‘lived experience’ of disability such as those who work with, or are related to someone with a physical or mental impairment.
The wonderful thing about this run is the aim to be inclusive and to positively change attitudes and understanding of disability and impairment. The emphasis will be on shared experience of the participants with everyone taking part at the same time and at their own pace. The run will welcome those of all ages and abilities and promises to be a good day out, with the added bonus of raising disability awareness. I really think this positive attitude sets this run apart from others is the focus on the common experience of participation rather than just running against the clock. I have participated in several walks and runs for charities and tend to feel a little intimidated by those athletes at the front who are focussed on beating their best time. This however promises to be an accessible and interactive day with the focus of having a good time as well as the added bonus of keeping fit.
The event will also showcase a range of disability-led fun and interactive environments including; active lifestyle, family, arts and culture, technology and food and drink. So whether you’re participating or spectating, you’ll be entertained for the whole day.
Anyone can take part so register your entry by 4th April at https://parallellondon.com/get-involved/