Grab a buddy, slip on your trainers and run side by side for sight loss
Inspired by the way many people with sight loss run, Double Dash gets you and your buddy dashing around Regent's Park to complete the 5K fun run tethered together.
So, whether you have sight loss and want to try guide running for the first time, or if you and a friend just want to challenge yourselves to try something new, Double Dash is inclusive to all.
Calling all Double Dash earlybirds
Double Dash will be returning on Sunday 31 May 2020. To register, there's an entry fee of £20 and a sponsorship pledge of £170 per pair. But, if you sign up before the end of January, you can use our earlybird code, DashEarly, and receive 50 per cent off your entry fee.
"Double Dash was quite simply the best running event... amazing atmosphere that made me non-stop smile, and as a blind person for the first time ever, I felt equal to every other runner on the course. It's totally unique. I can't wait for the next one."
Watch our video of our Double Dash 2019 event to get a taste of what it's all about.
When you’re blind or partially sighted, safely going out for a run can be a real challenge. Most people overcome this barrier by running tethered at the wrist to a guide runner. It’s a simple and safe way to be able to get out and enjoy the highs that come from running. This is the inspiration behind Double Dash. We want to give everyone a chance to experience a race like no other; running 5k tethered to a friend. So, whether you want to take on the 5k as a fitness challenge with friends, or as a fun run with the family, Double Dash is open to all.
If you need any persuasion, think about this: every day 250 people in the UK start to lose their sight. Today, there are two million people in the UK living with sight loss. We’ve done a lot to break down barriers over the last 150 years, but when it comes to blind or partially sighted people getting a job or doing all the other stuff that most of us take for granted, there’s still a huge amount to do.