Parallel London, a fully inclusive fun run and accessible family festival, has won two awards – Participation Event of the Year and the Diversity and Inclusion Award – at the BT Sport Industry Awards.
In just two years it has become one of the largest mass participation events that is completely inclusive and was attended by 8,000 people last September in the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It gives people of all abilities the opportunity to participate, side by side.
Founded by Andrew Douglass and live event agency innovision, Parallel London was attended by 8,000 people last September in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The fun runs include; 10km, 5km, 1km, 100m and a Super Sensory 1km and. Its purpose is to be a catalyst for changing perceptions around disability, giving people of all abilities the opportunity to participate, side by side. Parallel London has grown in just two years to become one of the largest mass participation events that is completely inclusive.
Founder Andrew Douglass said of the award: “I am honoured that, in our second year, we have managed to be recognised by the industry for our work in accessible sport and inclusion. I created Parallel to shine a brilliant light on the endless possibilities of inclusion and diversity. Since then, we have created an amazing community of sponsors, charities, volunteers, ambassadors and, of course, participants. This recognition is all thanks to them and I’d like to thank everyone who has supported us since our launch in 2016.”