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 it’s fith year, on May 6, 2018 Wings for Life World Run participants in Belgium can again run in Ypres. Meet up with your friends, download the Wings for Life World Run APP and join all the other people running until the virtual Catcher Car catches you of course. The race starts at exactly 13:00. 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 all donations and the entry fees go directly into spinal cord research projects.
The race course is located on the West of the historical city center of Ypres. It is a 4.6km closed trail that runs along the Zillebeekvijver and the ramparts of Ypres in a beautiful green environment. Whenever running on the streets, all runners will get assistance of the Police of Ypres to ensure their safety. You’ll be running this track in loops, so run as many as you wish until the virtual Catcher Car on your smartphone catches up on you. Starting point is at the Youth Center Fenix where you can also easily park your car.
Our track is open to both runners and wheelchair participants.
You will feel right at home in our Start Village in Fenix! Here you can do your warm up on the beats of our DJ, follow the live feed of the Wings for Life World Run track or simply come and cheer for your friends and family. For the runners amongst you there will be a refreshment station equipped with Red Bull, water, fruit and biscuits. Showers and toilets will also be at your disposal. There will also be a donation box. Your donation goes entirely to the Wings for Life foundation.
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.
In order to join this Organized App Run, please download the Wings for Life World Run App for Android or iPhone and sign up for race day in the App.
To be part of the Wings for Life World Run on the 6th May 2018 a registration fee will be charged; 100 % of your fee go to Spinal Cord Research.
After you completed your registration for race day, you can join this organized App Run.