Parallel London

Parallel London have not yet released the date for 2018 – As soon as we have the date and event information we will update this page.

 What is Parallel London?

Parallel London is the world’s first fully inclusive mass participation event. Parallel London is designed for all ages and abilities; anybody can take part in one of the five distances (10km, 5km, 1km, Super Sensory 1km, 100m) and is set in the majestic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Parallel London is a fully inclusive event and is not just for people who have a disability. Events are push or run events so are fully inclusive of children or adults who are unable to walk. There really is something for everyone.

For more information about Parallel London click here

As well as the 5 distance events going on there is also a huge family festival taking place. The festival is free, for more information visit

When is Parallel London?

How is 21 Together joining Parallel London?

We are very proud to announce that as a charity we have signed up to Parallel London. With your help, we are putting together a team of children, families, friends and colleagues to take part in this fantastic event. This is a brilliant opportunity for us all to come together, have a fun day out and fundraise for 21 Together.

We are giving tickets away for this event. In return all we ask is that you raise a minimum of £50 sponsorship per family or £25 per place. We hope people can try and raise as much as possible to support our work providing super low cost training, therapy groups and coffee mornings to our community. Each day of therapy we run costs approximately £700, all the admin and on the day help is done by volunteers. To be able to continue funding this type of support we need our whole community to get behind us and help us reach our goals. After all, we are all in this together.

Please don’t book via their website as we have already purchased the tickets for team 21 together.

Be part of Team 21 Together! What you need to do:

  1. Set up your own Virgin Giving Fundraising Page by clicking here Set up my Virgin Giving Page This is simple to do – honestly!
  2. Email us at and let us know how many adults, how many children and how many under 5’s will be attending and include the link to your fundraising page.
  3. We will then email you a link so you can sign up for the distance/s of your choice.
  4. Get as many of your family members, friends and colleagues to join Team 21 Together. Bring your friends from school work and home. They too can set up a Virgin Giving Page exactly like you did and can join us on the day.

If you do not want to use the virgin money giving page then please contact us for details of how to take part. If you prefer to use paper sponsorship forms then you can download these here. Click here to download.

Lets show the world that our loved ones with Down’s syndrome are not an isolated group of people but part of a complete and vibrant community.


As Parallel London is fast approaching we wanted to share some of the final details. 

Your Race Pack
You will be receiving your race pack in the post from Tuesday 29th August, this will contain your race number and timing device.


Getting to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 
Parallel London’s start/finish area and festival is located in the south side of the Park, on the South Lawn, opposite the Arcelor Mittal Orbit sculpture.

By Tube or Train 

The nearest train, tube and bus stops are at Stratford and Stratford International, both of which provide step-free access from entrance to platform. If you are travelling across or from Central London, we recommend using the Jubilee Line.
It’s approximately a 15-min walk to the start line and festival site from Stratford Station and we’ll be providing an accessible shuttle service from the station for those who wish to use it. If you decide to walk from the station, there’ll be volunteers stationed along the route should you need any help with equipment or directions.Accessible shuttle from jubilee platform at Stratford station
Our accessible shuttles, which have wheelchair lifts, will meet participants and spectators at the Jubilee platform 13 and drop them at the start line/festival site. This service is brought to you by Ealing Community Trust and will be on hand to return you to the station after you have enjoyed the challenges and the free family festival.Visiting by car or coach
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is 30 minutes from the M25 however parking is extremely limited at QEOP. We have a small amount of blue badge parking spaces available located behind the London stadium. To reserve your space please email with your name registration number, vehicle type and contact number.There is also a multi-story car park situated 15 minutes’ walk/push from the site at Westfield Stratford City, E20 1EJ. Westfield Stratford City car parks A, B and C have blue badge bays. Over height blue badge vehicles up to 2.4m maximum height can park in the blue badge area of Car Park A on the Lower Ground Floor (Level P1). Car park B is located closest to site.
Race Times
Participant registration will open at 8.00 am
Make sure you get to the coloured start area in good time.

• Participants for the 10km will set off at 10.00am from the black start area
• Participants for the 5km will set off at 11.00am from the blue start area
• Participants for the 1km will set off at 11.30am from the orange start area
• Participants for the 1km Super Sensory Run will set off at 12.00am from the yellow start area
• Participants for the 100m will set off at 12:40pm from the green start area
The Route
After the Race 
You will receive your medal and T-shirt after the race and we hope you’ll make the very most of the day enjoying  the free festival, running from 9.30am to 4.00pm.