We’re sponsoring the world’s first fully accessible and inclusive fun push/run.
Parallel London is a completely new sporting event designed to bring everyone together whether they’ve got a disability, are a first time runner or an experienced athlete.
People of all ages, shapes and sizes are welcome where there are absolutely no barriers and everyone is invited to join in the fun.
Don’t Quit Do It
Disability sport and exercise can play a key role in rehabilitation and recovery for someone who has suffered life-changing injuries. With our campaign ‘Don't Quit, Do It’, we want to showcase and celebrate the inspiring journeys our clients have made.
That’s why Irwin Mitchell is teaming up with Parallel London as a supporting partner to experience an event which has been created with diversity and inclusion in mind.
Alison Eddy, Regional Managing Partner at Irwin Mitchell, said: “We’ve seen on a regular basis the benefits that sport can have both physically in our clients rehabilitation and in boosting their motivation and morale, often when struggling to come to terms with their life changing circumstances.”
A Parallel Partnership
The event will take place on Sunday 4 September at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park exactly four years on from the start of the 2012 Paralympics which captured the nation’s attention and showcased the amazing skill on show in disability sport.
A celebration of diversity, the push/run will form the centrepiece to a wider family festival the weekend before the official opening of the 2016 Rio Paralympics. It will showcase the best in accessible attractions shifting perceptions and bulldozing barriers across technology, culture, children’s entertainment, health and fitness and more.
The fun push/run is open to all ages and abilities and we are actively encouraging the disabled and non-disabled to unite and run, walk, wheel, push or be pushed together. Mobility aids are welcome on the course and anyone who needs a helping hand can bring a buddy free of charge.
There is a distance for everyone: 10km, 5km, 1km and 100m and although the public ballot is now closed there are plenty of ways you can take part. Find out more here.