Running in the heart of Switzerland
2018 will see the fifth edition of the Wings for Life World Run. The motto is the same as before: we run for those who can’t. It’s not a matter of fitness at all. From absolute beginner to competitive runner, from wheelchair athlete to power walker: anyone is invited to be part of the run.
The goal of the event is to raise money for the Wings for Life foundation who expedites spinal cord research. One hundred percent of all entry fees go towards projects that all have one common aim: one day, there has to be a cure for spinal paralysis.
To register for the run, click on the red button on this page. Once you are logged in, you will receive a confirmation email and your name will appear on our startlist. You will regularly receive a newsletter and important information about the event via the Wings for Life Community.
Accreditation and bib numbers will be handed out on site at check-in (see Venue Card) either on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 17:00-20:00 or on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from 8:00.
Since the parking spaces in the city of Zug are limited and there will be other events taking place on Sunday, May 6, we recommend to arrive by public transport.
Arrival by public transport
The venue of the 2018 Wings for Life World Run Switzerland is located near the Bossard Arena in Zug, just a few minutes’ walk from Zug railway station.
Zug is easily accessible by public transport from all over Switzerland. Click here for the current timetable.
The distance from the railway station to the Wings for Life venue is approx. 600m, Wings for Life signposts will show the way.
At 13:00h runners across the globe will set off for the Wings for Life World Run.
Paramedics are positioned both along the route and in proximity of the starting line.
The Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the participants. At 1.30 pm, the mobile finish line will set off.
If the Catcher Car, acting as mobile finish line, passes you, the run is over. In this case, you just walk to the next bus stop. Approx. every 5 kilometres you will find a bus stop where shuttle buses will bring you back to the starting venue.
Can I register at the event?
Yes, at the booth where the bib numbers are distributed.
All participants have to be at least 16 years of age. Wheelchair athletes and runners start side by side in the same race. Sole provision: wheelchair athletes have to use their everyday wheelchairs for the race.
Important note to everybody: it is not allowed to wear earphones during the run because runners thus risk not hearing the catcher car approach.