We pride ourselves in being accessible to as many people as possible and we, therefore, welcome wheelchair users. Specifically, however, we do not determine the suitability or otherwise of our courses for wheelchairs, as this varies greatly depending on the skill, experience, and confidence of the wheelchair user.
All our event teams can be contacted via the email address at the bottom of the event web page, and they would be delighted to talk through the details of their course so that a wheelchair user can decide whether they feel it is suitable for them.
Further, where individuals have long-term conditions that would prevent them from propelling themselves in a wheelchair, we are happy for them to register, be pushed around the course or use a motorised chair, and receive a time. Mobility scooters are also allowed at our events. This does not extend to people with short-term conditions or injured, non-disabled people.
Wheelchair users can contact our support team via support.parkrun.com if they wish to have their parkrun profile marked in such a way that they then appear in our results as a wheelchair participant (MWC or WWC).
Pushchairs, prams and running buggies
The use of pushchairs, prams and running buggies is encouraged at parkrun and it is great to see families participating together. However, not all courses are appropriate and it is the responsibility of the adult participant to determine the suitability of the course.
We do not allow an additional child to use a ‘buggy board’ where they can stand at the back of the buggy and be pushed along. Nor do parkrun allow buggies pulled behind a participant like a trailer, this is due to the increased risk these pose to participants and members of the public.
A Frame Runner is a three-wheeled frame where the person is supported by a saddle and body plate. The person propels themselves using their feet and steers using the mobility within their hands and/or arms. People with impaired balance can take part in Frame Running as a recreational or competitive activity and can be an effective way of improving overall fitness, strength and physical and emotional wellbeing.
We allow Frame Runners on a case by case basis where the participant has a condition that requires their use, and the course is suitable. Participants wishing to use a Frame Runner at a parkrun event should contact our support team via support.parkrun.com.
We welcome forms of participation that are considered equivalent to walking, jogging or running. For safety reasons, bicycles, balance bikes, unicycles, scooters, tricycles, hoverboards, skateboards, roller skates, rollerblades and handcycles (a form of cycling) are not allowed.
Additionally, using a pushchair, pram or running buggy whilst participating with a dog is not allowed.