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What is the Wings for Life World Run?

Wings for Life World Run is a global running event, where on one day the whole world runs as one for those who can't. 100% of all participating fees and donations goes to the Wings for Life Foundation that finances spinal cord research with one single mission - to find a cure for spinal cord injury. 

On 7 May, 2017, the fourth edition of the Run will take place all over the world, starting at exactly 1 pm local time (11am UTC). In Slovenia, the Run will start at the Ljubljana's Congress Square. Half hour after the start of the runners, the Catcher Cars will start chasing the runners. The last runner to be caught by the Catcher Car will be the winner. 


TIMING Ljubljana, društvo za izvedbo športnih programov, Staničeva 41, Ljubljana on behalf of Roiss Dva d.o.o. (Red Bull Slovenia).

Date & Time

May 7, 2017 at 1pm local time.

Location and Course Description

The run in Ljubljana starts at the Congress Square in the city centre, and continues towards Domžale, Kamnik, Cerklje na Gorenjskem, Smlednik etc. Participants will then enjoy the beautiful views of the Kamniško-Savinjske Alps.
For a detailed map of the course, please have a look at the bottom of the page.

Wings for Life World Run Venue Information

The Wings for Life World Run Venue in Ljubljana is at the Congress Square where there will be a lot of things happening. Sports gear exhibition, warm-up, physiotherapy, massages, as well as global broadcast of the race on a big screen. A designated participants’ area will provide check-in tent, changing facilities and snacks and drinks.  

Wheelchair users

In Ljubljana wheelchair participants are part of the global Wings for Life World Run and can compete with the runners. Please read the Rulebook as due to the global character of the race special rules apply to individual categories.

Timing and Race Number Handout

At the on-site registration you will receive a race number that contains a timing tag that is activated when you pass the Catcher Car at the start line. This tag then registers your result when the Catcher Car passes you at the end of your race.

All participants who register until March 13, 2017 will receive a personalised race number.

Race number handout will take place during the week leading up- and on the Race day. There will be a special pick-up area designated for the participants on wheelchairs. More information will be provided in the months before the event.

Starter Kit

All participants will receive a starter kit. This kit will include unique items like a t-shirt from global partner Puma and other features to be defined in the upcoming months

Entry Fee and Timelines

Until December 31, 2016:                   20 €

January 1 until May 3, 2017:              30 €


It is not possible to refund your entry fee, in case you cannot start. 100% of all entry fees go straight into projects for spinal cord research. This way you contribute to finding a cure for spinal cord injury, even when you are not starting.
You see: There are plenty of excuses but not a single reason not to participate!

As soon as you have registered you receive a confirmation mail, and your name will appear on our start list. From now on you will regularly receive updates via newsletter about the Wings for Life Community and all relevant event info.

Registration Deadline

If the participant limit is not reached before, online Registration will end on May 3, 2017 at 23:59 local time.

If you register until 13 March you will receive personalized start numbers.



Everyone can participate in the Wings for Life World Run. You don’t need any experience or previous knowledge. Only one criterion must be met: In order to start, participants must be at least 16 years old. In case you are, you can join thousands of runners and wheelchair participants. Run for those who can’t.

You can run with baby strollers, whereby you will start at the end of the last starting block.


One team, one goal – together for the good cause

The team run not only enables everyone to run together for those who can’t, with it you can also challenge others to start their own teams and run with, or against friends, colleagues and family. Thus, the team run opens the Wings for Life World Run for clubs, corporate groups, or friends willing and able to participate in a race below the half marathon or marathon distance. Join any team you like, be it private, or public. Every team can have as many members as it likes – there’s no limit to the size of a team: the more the merrier! Spread the word about the team you joined or share the invitation to a private team with everyone you would like to have at your side. The only basic prerequisite is that you have already registered as a participant.


Company run – registration via voucher code

In case you want to invite runners to join your Wings for Life World Run team in the name of a company or club you can purchase voucher codes via invoice. Friends, club members or employees can then register for the Wings for Life World Run for free, just by entering their voucher code.
Voucher is a perfect present. Find more information on vouchers and the order form in the autumn 2016.

The Wings for Life project team will also be happy to help you personally with registering a team or the registration process with voucher codes.


Selfie Run

Thanks to the Wings for Life World Run Selfie Run app from now on you can start your personal Wings for Life World Run Selfie Run wherever you are. The Wings for Life World Run app is free and simulates the Catcher Car, which will be chasing you and thousand other runners worldwide on 7 May 2017. More information soon.

Medical Information

Medical service will be offered onsite and along the course.
If you are allergic to something or have other important information for the medical team in case of emergency, please make sure to note this on the provided form on the reverse side of your race number.

Refreshment Stations

We will provide refreshment stations every 5 km of the course. We will provide you with still mineral water, Red Bull Energy Drink, fruit and other nutrition.

Shuttle Service

When the Catcher Car passes you, your race is over. We will then shuttle you back to the Wings for Life World Run Venue at the Congress Square in Ljubljana. More info soon.

Arrival and Accommodation

More info is coming in the months before the event at the moment please contact the tourist board for accommodation needs http://www.slovenia.info

Wheelchair Detailed Info

Be prepared

13°C Average temp
65% Humidity
20% Chance of rain

Averages for Ljubljana

100% of the entry fee goes to spinal cord research

30.00 EURStarting fee
5.41 EURVAT 22%
Global partner
BF GoodrichPUMA
Local partner
Renault Adriatic SlovenicaFrutabelaSiolPlanet TV