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 virtual Catcher Car. Now in 2017, on May 7th, Wings for Life World Run participants in Portugal can run in Lousada. 2017 there will be no official Wings for Life World Run, but that does not mean there won’t be any running. Meet up with your friends, download the Wings for Life World Run APP and join all the other people running around the Park of the Tower of Vilar - Lousada until the virtual Catcher Car catches you of course. The race starts at exactly 12h00 local time. The virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start at 15km/h and steadily increases its speed until the last athletes have been caught. 100% of the Wings for Life World Run donations go directly into spinal cord research projects.
The Wings for Life World Run in Lousada starts on 7 May 2017 at exactly 12:00 pm local time.
You’ll find the track south of the Aparecida Village.
Details of the track:
- It’s a closed track (loop) of 2,5km that runs along the Park of the Tower of Vilar
- Material of terrain: consisted with Tarmac and clay
- Altimetry variates between the higher point at 307 mtr above the see level to the lower point at 274 mts
The APP Run in Lousada is free of charge.
Due to the track surface it’s not possible to take part with a wheelchair. Please check out other Wings for Life World Runs.
You will receive your personal race number via email and it’s also available next to your starting number on the website a couple of days before the race.
The Wings for Life World Run APP is your time tracking tool. When you are registered the APP will start automatically on the event day.
The virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start and as soon as it overtakes you you will get a sound signal and your phone will vibrate.
Please make sure to have a fully charged phone on race day.
The Refreshment station is located in the same spot as the step up: At the entrance of the Park of the Tower of Vilar.
We are proud to have the Parishes of “Vilar do torno e Alentém” and “Torno" as partners.
Check out our Facebook-Event for more information and updates.