ABOUT JAPES                                                          

JAPES is an acronym for Joelette and People Experiences. JAPES is a non-profit social inclusion project that aims to allow children, young people and adults who live with mobility challenges to experience the thrill, excitement and camaraderie of taking part in mass participation running events. This is done with a specialist designed wheelchair - the Joelette - supported by a team of volunteer JAPES runners and crew. We are based in North Lanarkshire but our activities involve Pilots, Crew, Runners and Events far and wide.


LATEST NEWS                                         

Our latest Crowdfunding page is up and running.

Our goal for 2018 is to raise enough sponsorship and funding to buy a brand new Joëlette Twin for our road runs.

The new Joëlette lowers to the level of a wheelchair and takes away the need for an overly obvious manual lift. You can see how easy the transfer from wheelchair to Joëlette is here. You can see the twin-wheeled Joëlette here.

As well as being more dignified for our Pilots, the stability and balance offered by two wheels will be easier on our JAPES runners' arms.

JAPES RUNS                                           

JAPES have a growing number of future runs planned. We are rounding off 2017 with a short series of Santa Runs. We'll be at the Cumbernauld Christmas Cracker 5K on December 3rd. On week later, 10th December, we'll be in Aberdeen and then on 16th we'll be in Skye.

We will be returning to previous courses and events in 2018, with some exciting new experiences being lined up.


Finally, after completing our first parkrun in 2017, we'll be doing a spot of JAPES parkrun tourism next year.

HOW YOU CAN HELP US                              


If you know, or you are, a person with reduced mobility, or the family of a young person with reduced mobility, who would enjoy being a JAPES Pilot at a running event, please contact us. 


We need crew and runners on the ground. Be part of an amazing experience and volunteer for JAPES.


Contact: info@japes.scot

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