In 2017, the Wings for Life World Run takes place simultaneously at 24 event locations all around the world. In cooperation with partners around the globe every citizen of the world will have the possibility to be part of the global movement. The whole world should run on May 7th 2017 to find a cure for spinal cord injury. The Wings for Life World Run APP enables everyone worldwide to join our vision and to support it through running and donating. Wings for Life World Run participants start at exactly the same time (7:00 AM EDT), no matter whether it’s sunny or raining, day or night. APP users can also run wherever they want.
In South Jersey we are offering a Wings for Life World Run organized APP RUN that will bring together our earth and ocean endurance sports community at the South Jersey shore for a social group run to race the finish line together starting at the Longport Beach Patrol Headquarters in Longport, NJ which is the home of the Ocean City Swim Club summer ocean workouts AND the home of the South Jersey and Red Bull Surf and Rescue 2016 Champion beach patrol.
To take part simply sign up and download the Wings for Life World Run APP. Join us beginning at 6:30 to fuel up and then take off on one of the two courses at 7:00 AM. The Wings for Life World Run virtual Catcher Car will start at 7:30 AM at 15 kph and gradually speed up until the last runner is caught. Run as little or as much as you want and join us back at the start for some post race refueling and prizes.
The Wings for Life World Run in Longport starts on 7 May 2017 at exactly 7:00 am local time.
Option 1 - 2.6 Mile Loop: South on Atlantic Ave, left on 11th, onto the beach, left back onto 12 th, right on Atlantic Ave (Option to stay on the beach for the run back to the start)
Option 2 - 3.1 Mile Out and Back: South on Atlantic Ave, right on 27th, up and over the bridge, stay on causeway, left on Ocean Drive, up and over the Longport Bridge, turn around at the Ocean City toll booth, return to the starting point in Longport for a total of 10k
The APP Run in South Jersey Shore is free of charge.
On 7 May 2017 wheelchair participants and runners start side by side at the Wings for Life World Run - APP RUN South Jersey Shore. All participants start together – just like it should be! The only requirement: wheelchair participants have to start in everyday wheelchairs.
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 starting line will have Red Bull and GU Hydration Drink Mix, before the start there will be coffee, bananas and GU Stroopwafels.
All registered participants will get a race energy pack consisting of a GU water bottle, GU Energy Gels, Chomps and Hydration tabs.
Check out our Facebook-Event for more information and updates. (and link the event)