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 New Zealand can also run together in Gisborne. 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 23:00. 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.
Starting line will be well sign posted. We will have a traffic management plan in place with marshaling along the route. Leaving Wainui we will run into town down Gladstone Road and onward until you get caught by the catcher car.
On May 6, 2018 wheelchair participants and runners start side by side at this track. The only requirement: wheelchair participants have to start in everyday wheelchairs.
Yes, this track has a refreshment station! You will find the following on site: approximately every 5 km on the route. Redbull New Zealand will donate drinks that we'll be mixing half and half with water and we'll also have water only at the water stations.
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.