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Wings For Life World Run – Making A Virtual Difference


Over 63,000 runners and wheelchair users have signed up to the Wings for Life World Run, one month out from the global running event that aims to raise vital funds to find a cure for spinal cord injury. We featured it here.

Taking place (virtually) at 12pm on Sunday 9th May exclusively via the new Wings for Life World Run App. Mirroring the pre Covid-19 events, participants challenge themselves to go as far as they can before the virtual Catcher Car finishes their race. 100% of entry fees and donations go directly to spinal cord research and will help to find a cure for spinal cord injury.

Participants from across the world pick any route they want to run, open up the App and get going! 30 minutes after the start gun, the virtual Catcher Car slowly begins to chase all of those competing, getting faster and faster with every kilometre. The Wings for Life World Run App includes a running tracker, a pace calculator, an audio experience and running music, so each participant knows how far away they are from their goal distance and the Catcher Car. 

Olympian and Wings for Life World Run Sports Director Colin Jackson is urging all walkers, runners and wheelchair users to join a near 2,000-strong contingent of runners signed up from the UK. “I think there is a great longing for shared experiences. People need a sense of togetherness again. Lockdowns lasting for months, not being able to see family members or get active with our friends has been tough! The Wings for Life World Run is a perfect event where we can still all run together, despite being apart, and make a real difference.”

Participants can also create their own Wings for Life World Run group to run with, by downloading the App via iOS or Android stores and creating a team. There is no limit on how many friends or family you can invite to your specific team, which adds to the unique event.

To register your place in the Wings for Life World Run for Sunday 9th May, visit

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