WINGS FOR LIFE WORLD RUN NEWS

We can't wait for the race again! It's such an awesome day!!!

The Woody Foundation

Matej „Sajfa“ Cifra
I run because running is fun and it clears my head. It’s a nice feeling when running serves a great cause such is this one.

Matej „Sajfa“ Cifra

Jakub Grigar
Motion is all I have to me. I can not imagine how could I work without the ability to move, to stand up and walk, to bike in the mountains or to run.

Jakub Grigar

Running is so much easier when you know it's for such a good cause!

Kenny Belaey, Ieper, Belgium

I’m very happy and moved to be a part of this amazing cause. I got goosebumps when the race started, but to have the opportunity to be in the car and thank everyone personally when the Catcher Car passed them, that was amazing.

Catcher Car driver, Adolfo Aguilar in Lima, Peru

It's hard to find so many satisfied faces in one place anywhere else :)

Matjaz Klemencic, Slovenia

Nothing could hold me back. I had been waiting for the Wings For Life World Run for several months and was ready to push my body to the limit.

Pauly Plewa, Niagara Falls, 2015

Jana Dukátová
My life is revolved around sports and motion. However, I'm aware of the countless number of people out there who aren't even able to walk. I believe that this can be changed and for this reason I've been participating in this project since its start.

Jana Dukátová

To run, to do something for a better tomorrow and to run with people that I love. It is something special because it is not about winning the race...but winning in life itself.

Matej Markovič Slovenia

Thousands of people at that very moment are sharing the experience with you. The fatigue, the joy, the emotion afterwards. Everything. It was great.

Daniel Ricciardo, Race number 1 and Formula 1 driver

What is even more significant is that Wings for Life are set up really well in all areas and that every single project offers true potential – potential for achieving the goal of finding a cure for spinal cord injury.

Wings for Life foundation

Goosebumps. Emotional. Thankful.

Anita Gerhardter, Wings for Life CEO

Adam Žampa
I'm happy to support this great project and get a chance to run together with my girlfriend. The finish line idea with catcher car behind your back is great motivation and it makes you run even faster.

Adam Žampa

Petra Fašungová
Running is my life and I really couldn’t imagine my life without it. And that's why I’ll run at Wings for Life World Run for those, who can’t. I hope that by supporting this run, a dream of many people with spinal cord injury will come true one day.

Petra Fašungová

Marián Ligda
I’m supporting Wings for Life World Run mainly because of its idea of walking again.

Marián Ligda

Everyone commented on the positive atmosphere and how great it was to be running 100% for a good cause. My personal belief in the Wings for Life foundation and my passion for running made the Wings for Life World Run a no-brainer for me.

Astrid Kaltenböck, Local winner in Brazil 2015 and Verona 2014

I can’t tell you how true the Wings for Life World Run slogan rings true for me. I really am running for those who can’t.

Mike Shaw, Canadian ski coach

Gabriel Švajda
Sadly, I know how it feels when your closest friends or family relatives cannot do sports. I have a relative like that. That is why I understand handicapped people to the fullest and I know what it takes. For them, I will do my best on 7. May.

Gabriel Švajda

Filip Tůma
I always run only once per year. And that I do ONLY for Wings for Life World Run.

Filip Tůma

Romana Komarnaňská
Running is my passion. It builds my character and it makes me a more humble human being. There are those who do not have the privilege to feel this way and that is why I run, so we can all one day stand together at the start line.

Romana Komarnaňská

I am so stoked to be a part of this the last few years and looking forward to 2016

Michael Wardian, Local winner in Melbourne, Australia in 2015 and Sunrise, Florida in 2014

Gogo
I run because I want to be strong and beautiful and of course because I want to help support the main aim of the run . It’s a great way for me and the comunity to help those who are not able to stand at the start line.

Gogo

Remigio and I promised from the beginning to run together. The first 70km were super with Remigio next to me.

Lemawork Ketema, Global Champion 2014 and 2015

The most amazing run I have ever been a part of! Hope to be able to do it all over again!!

Hayley Newman, participant 2015

Zuzana Vráblová
Surely, I am not the best runner but thanks to the idea of Wings for Life World Run, I have a chance to spread such an important message: it is not about how many kilometers you make, it is about who you help.

Zuzana Vráblová

Filip Šebo
Running is maybe my second favorite activity after sleeping, so if I can help somebody by running, I like it twice as much!

Filip Šebo

Ivan Jakeš
It doesn’t take much for life to turn around. That’s why I’m here for those who can’t run.

Ivan Jakeš

The day had many beautiful moments, from training to finish. It was amazing to celebrate the victory with the embrace of so many friends.

Giorgio Calcaterra, Italian ultra-runner and winner in Italy 2015

Walking again will be the best feeling ever!

Brooke Thabit, Wings for Life World Run ambassador

Wow … Brought a tear to my eye and am very proud to of run this year and thank you for such a great experience …

Natalie Hilton, participant 2015

The fact that you were being chased by a Catcher Car with a celebrity in it was also VERY COOL.

Melina Magulas, Norway

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If it doesn't challenge you, it sure as hell won't change you.

Kelly Whittaker, Puma Faster Trainer @kjw227

The most amazing run I have ever been a part of! Hope to be able to do it all over again!!

Hayley Newman, participant 2015

I believe that a solution will be discovered in the future, and I’m really happy that we can count on an organization like Wings for Life to help find it.

Marc Herremans, Wings for Life World Run Ambassador

Walking again will be the best feeling ever!

Brooke Thabit, Wings for Life World Run ambassador

Everyone commented on the positive atmosphere and how great it was to be running 100% for a good cause. My personal belief in the Wings for Life foundation and my passion for running made the Wings for Life World Run a no-brainer for me.

Astrid Kaltenböck, Local winner in Brazil 2015 and Verona 2014

Wow … Brought a tear to my eye and am very proud to of run this year and thank you for such a great experience …

Natalie Hilton, participant 2015

I am so stoked to be a part of this the last few years and looking forward to 2016

Michael Wardian, Local winner in Melbourne, Australia in 2015 and Sunrise, Florida in 2014

The day had many beautiful moments, from training to finish. It was amazing to celebrate the victory with the embrace of so many friends.

Giorgio Calcaterra, Italian ultra-runner and winner in Italy 2015

Running is so much easier when you know it's for such a good cause!

Kenny Belaey, Ieper, Belgium

We can't wait for the race again! It's such an awesome day!!!

The Woody Foundation

I’m very happy and moved to be a part of this amazing cause. I got goosebumps when the race started, but to have the opportunity to be in the car and thank everyone personally when the Catcher Car passed them, that was  amazing.

Catcher Car driver, Adolfo Aguilar in Lima, Peru

I can’t tell you how true the Wings for Life World Run slogan rings true for me. I really am running for those who can’t.

Mike Shaw, Canadian ski coach

Remigio and I promised from the beginning to run together. The first 70km were super with Remigio next to me.

Lemawork Ketema, Global Champion 2014 and 2015

Nothing could hold me back. I had been waiting for the Wings For Life World Run for several months and was ready to push my body to the limit.

Pauly Plewa, Niagara Falls, 2015

The fact that you were being chased by a Catcher Car with a celebrity in it was also VERY COOL.

Melina Magulas, Norway

What is even more significant is that Wings for Life are set up really well in all areas and that every single project offers true potential – potential for achieving the goal of finding a cure for spinal cord injury.

Wings for Life foundation

To run, to do something for a better tomorrow and to run with people that I love. It is something special because it is not about winning the race...but winning in life itself.

Matej Markovič Slovenia

Goosebumps. Emotional. Thankful.

Anita Gerhardter, Wings for Life CEO

Thousands of people at that very moment are sharing the experience with you. The fatigue, the joy, the emotion afterwards. Everything. It was great.

Daniel Ricciardo, Race number 1 and Formula 1 driver

It's hard to find so many satisfied faces in one place anywhere else :)

Matjaz Klemencic, Slovenia

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