About Parallel London
Taking place in one of the capital’s best sporting venues, Parallel London is a pioneering all-inclusive run led by those with disabilities. Participants can choose between a distance of between 100 metres and 10 kilometres and no matter whether you run, walk or are pushed, the goal is to get to the end and have fun while you’re doing it. Held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, the event incorporates a family festival with six zones celebrating inclusivity and equality. Whether you’d like to take a DJ workshop, a yoga class or sit back and be entertained by some theatre, the festival is a perfect accompaniment to the race.
Helpful information about Parallel London
The Push/Run section of the event starts at 10am and finishes at 2pm, although there are no cut-off times which means that everyone is given plenty of time to finish the race. The post-run festival starts at 5pm. The superb venue for the event is East London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. You can plan your journey from anywhere in London by using Transport for London’s Journey Planner. The nearest stations to the venue are Stratford and Stratford International which you can get to via tube, DLR (Docklands Light Railway) and National Rail overground services. There are additionally a wide range of bus services which you can view here.
Making the most of Parallel London
Parallel London is a much-needed event which allows everyone to take part in the fun, regardless of ability, age or experience. As such, mobility aids are welcome, the minimum age for the 100 metre race is 1 year old and no previous race experience is necessary. If you’d like to take part in the race, you can choose to run for a list of charities, including the disability and community engagement charity, Livability. You can find out more about the work of all of the charities here. Keep a close eye on the official website for updates and details whether you’d like to participate or spectate.
Where to stay in London for Parallel London
Make sure you stay in the perfect rental accommodation for you during your trip to London. At Eventful Stays, you have the choice of staying in studios, apartments, spare rooms, small hotels, bed and breakfasts, houses or boats…all within easy reach of the venue via public transport. Check out our accommodation in London.
Things to do near Parallel London
If you’re coming to London for the run, check out some of the other amazing sights on offer nearby: take a dip at the London Aquatics Centre; fulfil all of your shopping needs at the Westfield in Stratford City; and book yourself on a tour of East London to discover all the famous historic sites.
More information about Parallel London
To find out more information about the event please take a regular look at the official website where you can find out how to register for the event, look at our finishing times from last year’s event and find the answers to all of your FAQs.
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