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 all over Scotland.



We did it!

JAPES Launch took place at the Great Scottish Run on 2nd October, 2016. Our first 2 pilots, 9 volunteer runners and over a dozen crew, helped JAPES complete the half-marathon course: a fantastic team effort that we were all proud of. Our thanks go to all of those involved and to the Great Run Company, Frontrunner and all our sponsors and supporters. This is just the start!
There are lots of fantastic pictures from the day on our Facebook page. Please 'Like' and 'Follow' us.

JAPES RUNS                                           

JAPES have a growing number of future runs planned. For full details see our calendar, but these include:

Jog Scotland Christmas Cracker 5K,

The Men's 10K,

The Women's 10K,

The Stirling Scottish Marathon,

The Great Edinburgh Run,

Monklands Half Marathon,

and many more.

Of course, fundraising to cover the costs of participation continues here to help us take on our many planned runs.

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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