For the third year consecutive year in India, The Wings for Life World Run brings amateurs, athletes, brand ambassadors and celebrities, from around the world, together to run with a twist.
Scheduled to take place simultaneously in 34 cities across 6 continents, this run is unique because it becomes every participant’s personal challenge; it has no fixed finish line and no set distance!
Runners get chased by a Catcher Car that eliminates them as it passes them. The last man and woman running to be caught by the Catcher Car are declared global champions. Winners at regional and national levels are also awarded in every location and country.
And on 8th May 2016, the Indian edition shall take place at 4.30 pm IST at the Sabarmati River Front in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Known names across sport and culture will join in, such as cricketer Varun Aaron, off-road rally racer CS Santosh and actors Aashka Goradia and Rohit Bakshi. So participants can look forward to some solid support, regardless of where and when they end their run.
And true to their spirit, these ambassadors shared interesting bits at the press conference.
“I ran 10 km in the 2015 Wings for Life World Run. This time, however, I will be driving the Catcher Car and eliminating people on the way,” remarked CS Santosh cheekily.
Cricketer Varun Aaron remarked, “This will be my first time at the Wings for Life World Run. I haven’t set any goals yet but I know I’m going to start preparing right away and do my best at this.”
Local ambassador Aashka Goradia added, “I am delighted to be a part of this truly global run, where one gets to compete against runners from across the world. I’m looking forward to the Wings for Life World Run 2016 and contributing to this cause.”
Given the global start time adjusted to India, the Ahmedabad race will be the hottest run worldwide, making the challenge tougher than it looks at first.
So what are you waiting for? The world's largest non-profit run returns in just a few days. Register if you haven't already.