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 it’s fith year, on May 6, 2018 Wings for Life World Run participants in Greece can also run together in Athens. 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 14:00. The virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start at 15km/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.
Run for those who can’t right in the center of Athens, Greece, in an amazing location, the National Garden. The loop track follows the dirt pathways within this public park located directly behind the Greek Parliament building, and is approximately 3 kilometers long. Meet us in the Starting Point – right next to the “Zappeio” Entrance of the Garden, enter from V.Amalias Avenue – and let’s find out together who will complete the most loops in this picturesque location, until the virtual Catcher Car on his/her smartphone catches up!
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 participants wherever you want.
Yes, this track has a refreshment station! You will find the following on site: Drinks and fruits will be provided for participants.
But please remember to bring your own water.
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. When you are registered the App will start automatically on the event day.
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 6th May 2018 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.