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Parallel Inclusive Events

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Parallel is a mass participation event comprised of a set of fully inclusive fun runs including a Super Sensory 1k.

Parallel believes, that events should be open and accessible to all, especially through their disability sport provision, and they stand for the positive benefits of inclusiveness.

Aim of the event

The aim of the event is to promote disability in a positive light. This also helps to enable thousands of families and communities, to get active together for the very first time. There are no cut-off times. Everyone is invited to join Parallel in Windsor on 28th June, regardless of age and ability to reach their full potential, to the best of their ability.

Parallel London race wheelchair sport Mark and Samanta Bullock
Mark and Samanta Bullock smiling at Parallel London Wheelchair sport

How to enter 

You can purchase tickets by competing the registration form via the website. There are individual, team and family tickets available.

What’s included

What’s more, there will be a festival of inclusivity showcasing the best in accessible attractions to keep all ages entertained throughout the day. Participants also receive a fun place to hang out, eat, make new friends, a starter t-shirt, a medal and a goodie bag. Try something new and experience inclusivity, at its very best.

What are the Parallels?

You can choose from the following challenges: 10km, 5km, 1km, 100m and Super Sensory 1km. Run it, walk it, push it or be pushed. 

Ambassadors

Samanta Bullock

A Fashion designer, model and former wheelchair tennis player, who focuses on promoting inclusive and sustainable clothing as well as working in partnerships with other eco-friendly, inclusive brands. She is also a pescatarian and wants to live a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Pictured: Mark Bullock and his wife Samanta Bullock

Mark Bullock

Mark was a coach for the Great Britain national wheelchair tennis team and has more than 25 years’ experience in Paralympic/disability sport, sport development and the broader social impact of sport. He is an experienced leader, manager, coach and a consultant working with a variety of organisations’ and also shares the same values as his wife Samanta, which are diversity, inclusion, wellbeing, healthy living and he is also someone who likes to promote and develop inclusiveness in sport.

Parallel London Mark and Samanta Bullock runner Wheelchair sport
Mark and Samanta Bullock Parallel London Wheelchair sport

Founder, Patron and other Ambassadors: Andrew Douglass (Founder of Parallel), Samantha Renke (Actress & Non-Executive Director at Born This Way Media), Martyn Sibley, (Named third most influential person in Britain with a disability), Sally Phillips (Actress, television presenter & comedian), Nick Ashley-Cooper (12th Earl of Shaftesbury), Mik Scarlet (Broadcaster, journalist & access expert) and many more.

“Parallel is different! Parallel brings people together like nothing else! It not only bridges diversity, adversity and social perversity, it embraces it”.

“I met true champions, people that were dealing with those challenges. Not only facing them, but beating them, making a change and making a difference”. -volunteer, Karl

Source: http://www.parallellifestyle.com/

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