Skip to main content
5th Oct, 2023, Hannah Viner

Traditionally running events have been open to everyone but not always accessible to everyone.

The Richard Whitehead Foundation Supported Runner project offers anyone with a disability with the chance to complete any upcoming AJ Bell Great Run Series event, the 2024 London Marathon and other runners events with the support of a trained ‘support runner’, who will be on hand to guide an individual through training pre-event, on the day and post event.

The Supported Runner project needs passionate volunteers who wish to support a disabled person to complete a running event. Volunteer support runners will be offered tailored training to meet an individual’s needs might be involved in pre-race support (such as training runs or chats) as well as event day support (including getting to and from events where appropriate) and post-event (such as reflection, recovery and so on).

If you're interested in finding out more or taking part - or if you know any runners who might benefit from a support runner, you can find more details at