I am a wheelchair user - can I enter?

Created by Liam Turnbull, Modified on Tue, 21 Nov 2023 at 01:34 PM by Liam Turnbull

Unless stated otherwise on the event’s webpage, all Great Run events are suitable for wheelchair users. 

Please note that unfortunately hand cycles are not permitted.

There will be a question on the entry form that asks if you are a wheelchair user and if you will be participating in a self-propelled racing wheelchair or a standard wheelchair and will be assisted (pushed).

The events are staged under IPC rules and self-propelled wheelchair athletes must confirm to BWRA minimal classification race system. It is strongly recommended that only experienced wheelchair users attempt the course unaided.

For those who are an assisted (pushed) wheelchair entrant, both the wheelchair entrant and the assistant (pusher) will need to be registered to take part in the event. 

We can offer the assistant (pusher) a complimentary entry. Once the wheelchair entrant has secured their own entry, please contact us here to provide the name and contact email address for the guide so we can email them a complimentary online entry form to complete. 

Once entered the event, both will be sent a race number/timing chip prior to the event weekend and will be asked to line up towards the rear of the field in their allocated wave colour.

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