Parallel London 2017

We have places in Parallel London 2017, which will again be at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

This event is all about inclusion and is open to both children and adults who are disabled, impaired and even those who do not have a disability.

As an inclusive event, the event is about everyone taking part at the same time and not racing against a clock. Parallel believe it is important for everyone to cross the finish line in a spirit of togetherness.

There are five distances to choose from: 10km, 5km, 1km, Super Sensory 1km and 100m — and all disabled participants are eligible to take one carer for free around the course.


What our participants thought

Participants from Randall Close

Marvin regularly visits Randall Close, Battersea, and has said Parallel gives disabled people the opportunity to have fun and enjoy themselves. He thought the atmosphere was electric and there was a feeling of togetherness.

Nick and Adam from Gloucestershire House have told us it was lovely to be part of a fully inclusive event, to see so many people, especially children with a variety of disabilities.

Nick doing Parallel London in his wheelchair

They thought it was lots of fun and very exciting.

Sponsorship amounts:

  • Only £100 per person, we have a fundraising guide and are always on hand if you need tips or ideas.
  • With own place participants there is no fundraising target but any sponsorship you do raise is vital in helping disabled people live the lives they choose both in the UK and overseas.