What is the Wings for Life World Run?
Wings for Life World Run is a global running event, where on one day the whole world runs as one for those who can't. 100% of all participating fees and donations goes to the Wings for Life Foundation that finances spinal cord research with one single mission - to find a cure for spinal cord injury.
On 7 May, 2017, the fourth edition of the Run will take place all over the world, starting at exactly 1 pm local time (11am UTC). In Slovenia, the Run will start at the Ljubljana's Congress Square. Half hour after the start of the runners, the Catcher Cars will start chasing the runners. The last runner to be caught by the Catcher Car will be the winner.
TIMING Ljubljana, društvo za izvedbo športnih programov, Staničeva 41, Ljubljana on behalf of Roiss Dva d.o.o. (Red Bull Slovenia).
Date & Time
May 7, 2017 at 1pm local time.
Location and Course Description
The run in Ljubljana starts at the Congress Square in the city centre, and continues towards Domžale, Kamnik, Cerklje na Gorenjskem, Smlednik etc. Participants will then enjoy the beautiful views of the Kamniško-Savinjske Alps.
For a detailed map of the course, please have a look at the bottom of the page.
Wings for Life World Run Venue Information
The Wings for Life World Run Venue in Ljubljana is at the Congress Square where there will be a lot of things happening. Sports gear exhibition, warm-up, physiotherapy, massages, as well as global broadcast of the race on a big screen. Check-in and race number handout will be organized at the Republic Square – more info below.
In Ljubljana wheelchair participants are part of the global Wings for Life World Run and can compete with the runners. Among the wheelchair participants, we will announce the male and female winner who will compete without any assistance of fellow runners. Please read the Rulebook as due to the global character of the race special rules apply to individual categories.
Restrooms for wheelchair users will be available at the first three Refreshment stations – until 15 km. The first three Refreshment stations will also provide transfer of the wheelchair users back to the Congress Square.
Timing and Race Number Handout
At the on-site registration you will receive a race number that contains a timing tag that is activated when you pass the Catcher Car at the start line. This tag then registers your result when the Catcher Car passes you at the end of your race.
All participants who register until March 13, 2017 will receive a personalised race number.
Race number handout will this year take place during the week leading up- and on the Race day. at the Republic Square, within the race number handout for Tek trojk (separate entrance for the Wings for Life World Run will be marked). There will be a special entrance designated for the participants on wheelchairs. There will also be male and female changing rooms. From the Congress Square, you can reach the Republic Square by following the underway (beneath the Slovenska road), and arriving in front of the department store Maximarket. The participants’ area is on the other side of the department store.
Race number handout will take place as follows:
Thursday, 4 May, and Friday, 5 May: 1pm -7pm
Saturday, 6 May: 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 7 May: 8am - 10am
During the race number handout each participant needs to sign the Participant Disclaimer. You can bring a signed Disclaimer to the race number handout.
All participants will receive a starter kit. This kit will include unique items like a t-shirt and other features to be defined in the upcoming months.
Entry Fee and Timelines
Until December 31, 2016: 20 €
January 1 until May 3, 2017: 30 €
It is not possible to refund your entry fee, in case you cannot start. 100% of all entry fees go straight into projects for spinal cord research. This way you contribute to finding a cure for spinal cord injury, even when you are not starting.
Thanks to the Wings for Life World Run App you can now run wherever you are. The App is free of charge and includes a virtual Catcher Car that will chase you and thousands of other runners on May 7, 2017.
You see: There are plenty of excuses but not a single reason not to participate!
As soon as you have registered you receive a confirmation e-mail, and your name will appear on our start list. From now on you will regularly receive updates via newsletter about the Wings for Life Community and all relevant event info.
Registrations with bank transfer payment end on April 23, 2017, at 13:00 local time.
From April 23, 2017, to May 4, 2017, the registration is only possible with credit card payment. Vouchers also need to be used until May 4, 2017, until 13:00 local time.
Everyone can participate in the Wings for Life World Run. You don’t need any experience or previous knowledge. Only one criterion must be met: In order to start, participants must be at least 16 years old. In case you are, you can join thousands of runners and wheelchair participants. Run for those who can’t.
You can run with baby strollers, whereby you will start at the end of the last starting block.
One team, one goal – together for the good cause
The team run not only enables everyone to run together for those who can’t, with it you can also challenge others to start their own teams and run with, or against friends, colleagues and family. Thus, the team run opens the Wings for Life World Run for clubs, corporate groups, or friends willing and able to participate in a race below the half marathon or marathon distance. Join any team you like, be it private, or public. Every team can have as many members as it likes – there’s no limit to the size of a team: the more the merrier! Spread the word about the team you joined or share the invitation to a private team with everyone you would like to have at your side. The only basic prerequisite is that you have already registered as a participant.
Company run – registration via voucher code
In case you want to invite runners to join your Wings for Life World Run team in the name of a company or club you can purchase voucher codes via invoice. NOTE: all voucher recipients must register for the Wings for Life World Run via the event website, select voucher payment, and enter the voucher code
The Wings for Life World Run team will be happy to help you personally with registering a team or the registration process with voucher codes.
Voucher is a perfect personalized present.
Wings for Life World Run App
Thanks to the Wings for Life World Run App you can now run wherever you are. The App is free of charge and includes a virtual Catcher Car that will chase you and thousands of other runners on May 7, 2017. Click for more information.
Medical service will be offered onsite and along the course.
If you are allergic to something or have other important information for the medical team in case of emergency, please make sure to note this on the provided form on the reverse side of your race number.
The Wings for Life World Run participants will be allocated to 4 starting boxes based on their best time in marathon, halfmarathon or 10km run the participants stated at registration. Faster runners will be placed near the starting line. Those who will not state their best time at the registration, will be allocated to the last starting box, the farthest from the starting line. The number of starting box (numbers from 1 to 4) will be marked on the right side of the Race number, and the starting boxes at the Congress Square will be clearly marked with numbers from 1 to 4.
We will provide Refreshment stations every 5 km of the course. We will provide you with still mineral water, isotonic drink, Red Bull Energy Drink, and fruit. If you believe this is not enough for you, please have additional water or snacks with you.
When the Catcher Car passes you, your race is over. We will then shuttle you back to the Wings for Life World Run Venue at the Congress Square in Ljubljana from every Refreshment station (placed approximately every 5 km of the track). If the Catcher Car passes you between two Refreshment stations, please walk along the track toward the nearest Refreshment station.
Special shuttle service will be organized for the wheelchair users from the first three Refreshment stations.
From Kamnik onwards, the runners will be transported back to the start by buses and vans, driving along the track in a convoy.
Arrival and Accommodation
Parking is possible in all nearby parking garages (Congress Square, Republic Square etc.). Please note that on Saturday, May 6, 2017, some roads will be closed and signaling changed due to the Tek Trojk run – more information here. Accommodation can be booked via the tourist board (http://www.slovenia.info).
Matjaz Klemencic, Slovenia