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Water, Water Everywhere

The Big Cooldown

It's a universal truth: every runner needs plenty of water. A total of 140,000 litres (that's about 37,000 gallons!) of H20 were thirstily drunk at the 2015 edition of the Wings for Life World Run.

Thanks to the volunteers who devoted their time and energy across 12 time zones on May 8, 2016 – 16,000 enthusiastic supporters in all – water was ready and waiting for runners to grab at stations along the routes of all 34 locations. 

But sometimes just gulping the wet stuff isn't enough. When it comes to water, Wings for Life World Run participants have a variety of techniques for keeping their cool...

Everyone commented on the positive atmosphere and how great it was to be running 100% for a good cause. My personal belief in the Wings for Life foundation and my passion for running made the Wings for Life World Run a no-brainer for me.

Astrid Kaltenböck, Local winner in Brazil 2015 and Verona 2014

Nothing could hold me back. I had been waiting for the Wings For Life World Run for several months and was ready to push my body to the limit.

Pauly Plewa, Niagara Falls, 2015

I’m very happy and moved to be a part of this amazing cause. I got goosebumps when the race started, but to have the opportunity to be in the car and thank everyone personally when the Catcher Car passed them, that was  amazing.

Catcher Car driver, Adolfo Aguilar in Lima, Peru

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