Thriving Middle Eastern metropolis is running for the third time for those who can’t
The Wings for Life World Run is made up of multiple simultaneous road running races around the world. All participants, in all event locations, regardless of age, or gender will start at the same time (7.00 a.m. EST on May 7, 2017). There is no set race distance, time, or finish line. The finish for all participants will be reached when each participant is overtaken by the Catcher Car that will be on course at each event location.
The run starts at 3:00 p.m. local time, the location will be announced beginning 2017. Stay tuned!
May 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. local time.
At exactly 3:30 p.m. local time, the Catcher Car will cross the start line and drive the Race Track. Each Catcher Car in every Event Location will start at the same time and maintain the exact same pace. Over time, each Catcher Car in every Event Location will increase pace simultaneously until the final Participant is passed and a global winner is declared. (See chart below for details regarding the pace of the Catcher Car). The overall winners of all races worldwide will be the final female and final male Participant who covers the greatest distance before being passed by the Catcher Car. Local winners will also be determined. Provisions for local and global winners are set forth in the Terms of Participation.
(Dubai, local time)
3:00 p.m. – RACE START
3:30 p.m. – CATCHER CAR STARTS ON COURSE – PACE: 15km/hr
4:30 p.m. – PACE INCREASE: 16km/hr
5:30 p.m. – PACE INCREASE: 17km/hr
6:30 p.m. – PACE INCREASE: 20 km/hr
7:30 p.m. – PACE INCREASE: 35km/hr
If the participant limit is not reached before, online Registration will end on May 4, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. local time.
The participation fee will be AED 195 per runner.
You will receive a race number that contains a timing tag that registers your result when the Catcher Car passes you at the end of your race.
Race number handout will happen the week leading up- and on the event weekend. More information will be provided in the months before the event.
All participants will receive a starter kit. This kit will include unique items like a t-shirt from global partner Puma and other features to be defined in the upcoming months
In our unique event concept, all wheelchair* participants are part of the global Wings for Life World Run and can compete with the runners.
*Special rules apply.
Participant must be at the start line at 3:00pm local time, you will pass the Catcher Cars to activate the bib at the starting line.
You must pass the Catcher Car to activate your race bib at the starting line.
The Catcher Car will pass you marking the end of "your" race.
The course will be marked in kilometers.
Hydration stations will be available every 1 to 2 Km throughout the course. Hydration stations will include water and electrolyte drinks.
Once the Catcher Car passes you on the course a shuttle bus will arrive and transport all participants back to the reunion area at the start line. If you are “caught” and don’t see a shuttle bus, continue forward to the next hydration station where a shuttle will pick you up.