Frequently Asked Questions
On May 7, 2017, at exactly 11am UTC, the Wings for Life World Run will simultaneously start all over the world. To find out what time of the day this means your local race starts, click on the website map.
At 11.30am UTC, thirty minutes after the start, a Catcher Car will set off in each location. As long as you stay in front of the car, you stay in the race. When the Catcher Car passes you, your race is over.
In more than 24 locations on six continents.
Of course you can! Everyone can! From first-timers to seasoned runners and professional athletes.
You’ll get a confirmation email and your name will appear on our start list.
Online registration will close on May 3, 2017, 11am UTC.
Unfortunately not. 100% of all the registration fees go straight to spinal cord injury research projects. Even if you can’t run, you are still contributing to a great cause!
When the Catcher Car passes you, you have finished your race. Time to celebrate!
Because each local race is so different, each has a unique way to get you back to the start area. They might use public transport or shuttle buses, or you may even find you finish near the starting area and just have a warm down wander back. However you get back, you can expect a lot of fun in the process.
The last male and female running any of the courses on the whole planet is the global champion. They will each receive a Wings for Life World Run trophy and a unique prize.
Each location is different. Some require you to be either 16 or 18 years old to participate. Please check your local race’s website.
Unfortunately not. All runners must be above the location’s minimum legal age to race.
Yes, of course! Check the rule book for more details, but wheelchair users are actively encouraged to join in.
There will be a livestream at www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com and spectators can follow the screened live stream at their local Wings for Life World Run venue.
Your race number contains a timing tag. This tag registers your result the Catcher Car passes you at the end of your race.
When they set off (30 minutes after the runners), the Catcher Cars will do 15km/h. This will increase periodically at exactly the same time all over the world.
11.00 UTC – RACE START
11.30 UTC – CATCHER CAR START – PACE of 15km/hr (approx. 9.3 mph)
12.30 UTC – PACE INCREASE: 16 kph (9.94 mph)
13.30 UTC – PACE INCREASE: 17 kph (10.56 mph)
14.30 UTC – PACE INCREASE: 20 kph (12.43 mph)
16.30 UTC – PACE INCREASE to 35 kph (approx. 21.75 mph) until the final participant is passed.
If you have more questions, please just get in touch with us!
You need to merge your web and runner accounts. It’s quick and easy. Log in and go to the starter list in the location you’ve registered in. Next to your name on the start list, you’ll see a red button. Click on your red button then the confirmation link sent to your email to merge your accounts. Job done! Time to check out your personalised runner’s profile and share it far and wide.
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