Global Wings for Life World run strides into fifth year on may 6, 2018

Registration for the Wings for Life World Run opens on 10 October, 2017, at 11am UTC.

It’s been five years since the Wings for Life World Run charity event started the world running as one. Every year, it has grown bigger, better and smilier as hundreds of thousands of runners and wheelchair participants start running from the Catcher Car at the same time – 11am UTC – the world over, alone with the App or together in events.

In those five years, the event has blossomed into a global movement with die-hard fans   running year after year. It has grown and developed as a race and as a community. And as a charity event, it has raised millions for the Wings for Life Foundation to fund research into a cure for spinal cord injury.

Because that’s what it’s all about – running for those who can’t. Running for people with spinal cord injury, whose lives changed in a heartbeat from a slip, trip or everyday accident.

Day and night, spring and autumn, on May 6, 2018, Wings for Life World Run participants will once again walk, run and roll to stay ahead of the Catcher Cars for as long as they can. They dive into the fun of the race, enjoying the sense of togetherness and the rush of excitement as either the real Catcher Car in the events or a virtual Catcher Car in the App approaches from behind, pushing each person to keep going and feel the pride of finishing.

What’s new in 2018?

As ever, the 2018 Wings for Life World Run promises a wonderful atmosphere. The Catcher Cars – some driven by celebrities – will chase participants in the event locations until they pass them and end their race. And the 2018 edition also sees the growth of the Organized App Runs, so people can run their own track alone, create or join a local community to share in the joy and spirit of the day, or explore the world and be a part of an Organized App Run somewhere they’ve always wanted to visit. This is a race for everyone – no experience required, but having fun is a must.

The Wings for Life World Run encourages everyone of all abilities to join the race – from absolute beginners to international athletes. The real and the virtual Catcher Car makes everyone’s race personal, means everyone finishes and everyone is part of a global running movement that focuses on the power of good, with 100% of registration fees and donations going directly to spinal cord research.

Sign up opens on 10 October 2017 through Participants can join one of the events or activate the app and choose their dream route.