Introducing Parallel 2020 – In Nottingham!

28th November 2019

The event will be held on May 17th 2020 and is made up of two parts:

Challenge events (‘Parallels’)

You don’t have to be the fastest to complete the challenge events at Parallel– the slogan is “start together, finish whenever” and the fully-accessible courses mean that you can complete them in your own way.

There will be five Parallels on the day, in a range of distances:

  • 1KM
  • Super Sensory 1KM
  • 5KM
  • 10 KM
  • 100KM

The parallels are open to everybody – they are suitable for all ages, all levels of ability, and all types of mobility aids.

Festival of Inclusivity

In the Family Festival area of Parallel 2020, you will find:

  • Local and national organisations
  • Food and drink
  • Inclusive Sport Taster Sessions
  • Fun activities for people of all ages


More information and tickets can be found at Everyone who takes part is able to take a buddy, parent or carer for support, guidance and assistance. Children aged 13 or under must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult can accompany a maximum of 3 children)  


Get Involved!


We're looking for young people to get involved in Parallel! We'd like one or two people to work with IRIS to create three blogs or vlogs:


1. deciding to take part in the event

2. Getting ready to complete a parallel

3. Finishing the event and telling us how you feel.


Interested? Send an email to

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