At the Wings for Life World Run on the 6th of May, every single participant runs his own personal race against the Catcher Car. However, all participants around the world aim for the same goal: to find a cure for paraplegia. As before, there will be many well-known teams that you can join this year - no matter if you start in Vienna or via the app. Here are five Austrian teams that you should keep an eye on.
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2017 - Gregor & Simon in Vienna.
1. Team Gregor Schlierenzauer
After three event starts in Austria, in 2018 ski jumping star Gregor Schlierenzauer will be taking part via the app for the first time, more precisely: at the Organized App Run in Innsbruck. As in previous years, Gregor starts together with his paraplegic buddy Simon Wallner: "It's just inspiring how Simon consistently pursues his goals and gives everything every day, despite his handicap" says Gregor. "I’m taking part in the Wings for Life World Run – for inspiring people like Simon!"
Click HERE and join Team Gregor Schlierenzauer.
Andreas "Marathoni" Goldberger
2. Team Volksbank
You want to run in the leaders’ group of the race and donate as many miles as possible in addition to your entry fee to the Wings for Life. Then Team Volksbank is for you! For every kilometre of the best 300 team members, Volksbank is once again donating €1 to the Wings for Life Foundation. What’s more, each team member receives a specially branded running shirt and is part of the photo shoot with the Volksbank testimonials Thomas Morgenstern and Andreas Goldberger. The photoshoot takes place at the Volksbank Meeting Point on Rathausplatz, just before the race.
Click HERE and join Team Volksbank.
Join and become a part of the Morgenstern-Müller team in 2018.
3. Team Morgenstern-Müller
"Participating in the Wings for Life World Run is incomparable", says Thomas Morgenstern. As an experienced Wings for Life World Run participant, the 31-year-old knows what he's talking about! On the 6th of May, the former ski jumping athlete will compete for the fifth time at the Wings for Life World Run in Austria. He starts together with Lukas Müller for the third time in a row: "I can hardly wait to be running again for those who can’t and do hope that as many people as possible will join Lukas and myself."
Click HERE and run alongside Thomas Morgenstern and Lukas Müller on May 6th.
Klara Fuchs leads and motivates team maxima!
4. Team maxima
The team of the women's magazine maxima will be led by Wings for Life World Run Ambassador Klara Fuchs this year. In addition to Klara, founding members of the team are 25 readers and employees of maxima. In addition, the next 25 team members each will enjoy a Goldie bag as welcome gift.
Click HERE and join Klara Fuchs and the team maxima.
The team Marcel Hirscher 2017. How many will join in 2018?
5. Marcel Hirscher
The best ski racer of all time will be back in Vienna in 2018 at the Wings for Life World Run. The seven times overall World Cup winner continues his flawless series this year at the Wings for Life World Run: Since the very first event in 2014, Marcel has not missed a single race! Best of all, this year you too can join the team lead by the living legend and race alongside him for those who can’t.
Click HERE and join Marcel Hirscher.
Team Anna Gasser © Philipp Schuster for Wings for Life World Run
6. Anna Gasser
Austrias Sportswoman of the Year, Anna Gasser, runs in Carinthia with the app: „After a long season with many highlights I am looking forward to taking part in the Wings for Life World Run on 6 May. This year I will run at home in Carinthia using the Wings for Life World Run app! I hope lots of people will run with the app too and even more will join my team. I am already curious how many kilometers we will run as a team."
Click HERE and join Anna Gasser – no matter where you start on 6 May!