Running in the heart of Europe: where music, culture and quality of life unite.
The Wings for Life World Run is a truly unique and global race for both runners and wheelchair participants. Instead of a finish line, competitors race side by side to keep ahead of the Catcher Car. Now in its fourth year, on May 7, 2017 Wings for Life World Run participants in Austria will run in Vienna for the second time. The race starts at exactly 1:00 pm local time. The Catcher Cars take off 30 minutes after the start at 15km/h and steadily increases its speed until the last two athletes have been caught. 100% of the Wings for Life World Run entry fees go directly into spinal cord research projects.
Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation with a single mission to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Since 2004, Wings for Life has funded life-changing research projects and clinical trials around the globe. While the cure is still to be found, steady progress has been made. 100% of the Wings for Life World Run entry fees and sponsorship of this global running event will help work towards their ultimate goal. Every step taken at the Wings for Life World Run and in the Wings for Life World Run Selfie Run is a step in the right direction – www.wingsforlife.com
For the fourth edition of the global charity run the start has been transferred from Kunstplatz Kartsplatz to Vienna City Hall. This ensures a wider start area and more room for all participants making for a faster starting procedure. The aim is to allow for the biggest head start possible on the Catcher Car, which starts chasing the participants exactly 30 minutes after the start. The track in Vienna slightly differs from the one in 2016. Still, all participants are in for a true sightseeing tour through the heart of nation's capital. Via the time-honoured Ring the track takes the runners past historic and impressive places like the Parliament, Vienna Imperial Palace, and State Opera. Other hotspots include Mariahilfer Straße, Schwedenplatz, Prater Hauptallee and Danube Island – a special experience for tourists and locals alike. Detailed information on the exact routing will follow.
Information about the entry fee will be revealed soon.
The Wings for Life World Run in Vienna starts on 7 May 2017 at exactly 1:00 pm local time.
On 7 May 2017 wheelchair participants and runners start side by side in one race. All participants start together – just like it should be! The only requirement: wheelchair participants have to start in everyday wheelchairs.
More information to come.
More information to come.
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Babenbergerstraße 22, 2345 Brunn am Gebirge, Austria
Race director/Geschäftsführer: Mag. Michael Buchleitner
Event director Elisabeth Schrenk