Thank you Nottingham for all the interest and enthusiasm for our first regional Parallel event. Unfortunately, we have also received lots of feedback that the timing of the event was too tight resulting in interest for the event but for 2020 rather than 2019.

Our aim is to set up and deliver a quality event with a unique experience for all. And we simply need more time to deliver on that promise. We have therefore decided to not go ahead with Parallel University of Nottingham, Sunday 19th of May.  Please accept our apologies for this.

We are working with our partners at The University of Nottingham to agree a new date for 2020 which we will announce in the following weeks on this website or our social media channels more information on this.

We really appreciate your enthusiasm for Parallel and thank you for being part of our journey to make the event space all-inclusive.

Team Parallel


Parallel University of Nottingham

For the first time, the UK’s fully-inclusive challenge event for all ages and abilities comes to the University of Nottingham. The event welcomes people of all ages and abilities to take part in a series of runs from 5km to 100m, including the ever-popular Super Sensory 1km course. With disability inclusion at the heart of the experience, Parallel University of Nottingham operates with the spirit of ‘Start Together, Finish Whenever’.


About University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham, the recently awarded Good University Guide 2019 – Sport University of the year, is creating an inclusive and equitable teaching and learning environment to the benefit of all students. The University works alongside the Student Union and Disability Support team to ensure that there are accessible sporting and fitness opportunities for all students at the University. With 10 per cent of its 34,000 strong student body differently abled, the university is the perfect partner for the regional Parallel event.

“We are delighted to partner with Parallel for their first all-ability fun run on University Park. We share the belief that opportunities should be open and accessible to all. Through our Disability Sport provision, we know the positive benefits of inclusivity and we look forward to welcoming everyone to the event in May.” Professor Sarah Sharples, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Nottingham.


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