The Wings for Life World Run
Running for those who can't
The Wings for Life World Run is an entirely new type of event never before seen or undertaken in either running or any other sporting field. Why? Because it is a truly global adventure, encompassing 34 locations, in which everyone runs at the very same time all over the world!
100% of the proceeds from the event will go to the Wings for Life foundation, which funds research into curing spinal cord injury. The run will unite athletes around the world, in one race, running for those who can’t!
A Unique Format
Simultaneously Running All Over the World
The Wings For Life World Run is the first event in which the entire World can race together, simultaneously. This groundbreaking race format means that on 4th May 2014, at 10am UTC, and equivalent times across the globe, thousands of competitors will start to run on 34 race tracks worldwide. On this day, the world will run as one.
One Global Run for Everyone
The Wings for Life World Run is for runners of all levels, from first-timers and passionate amateurs to professional athletes.
Running for those who can't
By running in the Wings for Life World Run, you will not only be participating in a unique global sporting event but you will also be taking precious steps towards finding a cure for debilitating spinal cord injury. 100% of the proceeds from the Wings for Life World Run will go towards Wings for Life, a foundation that funds research into finding a cure for spinal cord injury: finding a cure for spinal cord injury is a matter of when not if.
Unique running Experience
The format of the Wings for Life World Run is a first not only in running but also in all sporting events. Routes will be defined, but runners will not be running a set distance; unlike normal races, the finish line will chase them rather than them running towards it. In short, you know where you start, but you don't know where you finish. This is how it works: simultaneously, half an hour after the start signal sounds and the first runners leave the start line, an official Catcher Car will set off at each course, pursuing the runners. This pace will accelerate at determined intervals to a rigid global schedule. When the Catcher Car passes a runner, their race is over, and it's time to catch the shuttle back to start area and celebrate.
As the race progresses, the official Catcher Car will accelerate, eliminating competitors as it passes them, until there’s a single man and single woman left running. Only they will be crowned the Global Champions of the Wings for Life World Run. Additionally, there will also be location champions and country champions: they will be the final male and female left on the track at each location and in each country.