The Virtual Catcher Car chases you
Marktplatz Kobenz - Gemeindeamt Kobenz
Accessible for wheelchair participants
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What is the Wings for Life World Run?
The Wings for Life World Run is a truly unique and global race for both runners and wheelchair participants. Instead of a finish line, competitors race side by side to keep ahead of the Virtual Catcher Car. Now in its eleventh year, on May 5, 2024 Wings for Life World Run participants in Austria can also run together in Kobenz. Meet up with your friends, download the Wings for Life World Run App and join all the other people running until the Virtual Catcher Car catches you of course. The race starts at exactly 1:00:00 PM. The Virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start at 14 km/h and steadily increases its speed until the last athletes have been caught. 100% of all donations and the entry fees go directly into spinal cord research projects.
The 3km long circuit runs through the beautiful landscape of Kobenz. Start and finish are at the municipal office. Shortly after the start, we cross the bridge along Marktstraße to the Au crossing, where we turn left in the direction of the Zechner leisure facility. At the end of it we run under the S36 and follow the Bachweg back to the Marktstraße junction, where we run in the direction of Gasthaus Rainer to the market square and finish the loop in front of the municipal office.
On May 5, 2024 wheelchair participants and runners start side by side at this track. The only requirement: wheelchair participants have to start in everyday wheelchairs.
Refreshment station and local set up
Yes, this track has a refreshment station! You will find the following on site: Water, Isotonic Drinks, Bananas
Timing and race number
You will receive your personal race number via email and it’s also available next to your starting number on the website a couple of days before the race. The Wings for Life World Run App is your time tracking tool. The Virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start and as soon as it overtakes you, you will get clear signals via the App. Please make sure to have a fully charged phone on race day.
Your contribution to help find a cure
In order to join this App Run Event, please download the Wings for Life World Run App for Android or iPhone and sign up for race day in the App. To be part of the Wings for Life World Run on May 5, 2024 a registration fee will be charged; 100% of your fee go to spinal cord research. After you completed your registration for race day, you can join this App Run Event.