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 2019 is to raise enough sponsorship and funding to buy a new one-wheeled Joëlette for further off-road adventures.

Having already taken our old original Joëlette to the top of Ben Lomond and Mount Snowdon (as well as out on numerous other JAPES) we hope to buy a New Generation model to access further hills, hikes and heights.

This widens the JAPES experience to walkers as well runners.
If you can help with a donation, no matter how small, you would be helping us promote Inclusion Through Participation.

 

 

JAPES RUNS                                           

JAPES have had a busy 2019. We have completed the Inverness Half Marathon, the Men's 10K as well as parkrun activities.
 

We will be returning to previous courses and events later in 2019 and in 2020, with some exciting new experiences lined up, including the Edinburgh Kiltwalk - all 24 miles of it.

 

Our third anniversary will be celebrated with our participation in a fourth consecutive Great Scottish Run.

 

We are looking to widen the range of our activities to take on hikes, trails and mountains.

HOW YOU CAN HELP US                              

WANTED: PILOTS

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. 

WANTED: VOLUNTEER CREW & RUNNERS

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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