It will the second time around for İzmİr, come join us in 2017!
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 Catcher Car. In its 4th year, on May 7, 2017 Wings for Life World Run participants in Turkey will run in İzmir once again. The race starts 14:00 local time. The Catcher Cars take off 30 minutes after the start at 15km/h and steadily increases its speed until the last two athletes have been caught. 100% of the Wings for Life World Run entry fees go directly into spinal cord research projects.
Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation with a single mission to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Since 2004, Wings for Life has funded life-changing research projects and clinical trials around the globe. While the cure is still to be found, steady progress has been made. 100% of the Wings for Life World Run entry fees and sponsorship of this global running event will help work towards their ultimate goal. Every step taken at the Wings for Life World Run and in the Wings for Life World Run Selfie Run is a step in the right direction.
In Turkey, we will run for those who can't in İzmir for the second time around. İzmir, the famous Aegean city will be the starting point on May 7, 2017 at this global running event.
At 14:00 local time, the race will start for the runners in Izmir. Expect a warm and sunny weather and ready to run for a great cause at a beautiful landscape.
The registrations started right after the run on May 9, 2016. The fee is 50 TL and if you make your registration before January 15, you'll still contribute that amount to be a part of the race. Right after the early bird registration, the fee will increase as follows:
January 16, 2017 - April 2 2017 : 60 TL
April 3, 2017 - May 7 2017: 80 TL
On May 7, wheelchair participants and runners start side by side.
Izmir is the third largest city of Turkey so there are too many and various transportation and accommodation options for the participants.
There will be medical help present at the location. Also a shuttle service will be available, too and bring the runners to the starting point after they're caught to the Catcher Car.