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 sixth year, on May 5, 2019 Wings for Life World Run participants in United Kingdom can also run together in Birmingham. 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 12:00. 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 course starts opposite the Garden Tea Rooms from the little toy train shelter called "Cannon Hill Station". Run clockwise round the park with the lake on your right. At the branch in the path, turn left past the playground; keep on this path until you reach a triangle of paths. Run round the triangle and retrace the path back to the lake. Turn left and run clockwise round the lake back to the start. Carry on round the route for another lap.
Unfortunately this track has sections which will be difficult for wheelchair users. Please check out other App Runs close to you or start as an individual participant wherever you want.
There won't be any refreshment stations along the track - so make sure to bring your own drinks and snacks if needed.
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.
In order to join this Organized App Run, 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 the 5th May 2019 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 Organized App Run.