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Wings for Life World Run

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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.

Wings for Life World Run

Now in its eleventh year, on May 5, 2024 Wings for Life World Run participants in United Kingdom can also run together in Sunderland. 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 12:00:00 PM. The Virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start at 14 km/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.

Track

Base at Mowbray Park - steps behind the Winter gardens
Additional lockers and storage at The Cell

Wheelchair participants

On May 5, 2024 wheelchair participants and runners start side by side at this track. The only requirement: wheelchair participants have to start in everyday wheelchairs.

Refreshment station and local set up

Yes, this track has a refreshment station! You will find the following on site: Drinks available on site for pre / post race
Post event goodie bags and social at The Cell

Timing and race number

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. 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.

Your contribution to help find a cure

In order to join this App Run Event, 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 May 5, 2024 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 App Run Event.

Other times on Sunday 16 June

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