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Wings For Life World Run 2017

Run for those who can’t in 2017!

If you’re anything like the Team, you’re probably looking forward to relaxing and overindulging during the Christmas period. (In fact, stuffing ourselves silly might be a better way to put it.) However, once the new year lands and we’re back at work, our cries of “I’ve got dibs on the last mince pie!” will be replaced with “Cake? Never! I’m going for a run!”

Running is even more fun when you’re doing it for a good cause, though, isn’t it? Which is why on May 7th 2017 some of the Team, including Christian Horner, will be joining in with thousands of others around the world and taking part in the Wings for Life World Run.

 

What’s the World Run? It’s the only global running event where the finish line chases the runners! This happens in the shape of a Catcher Car, which starts moving after the competitors have started and gradually catches up with them - meaning that as long as you stay ahead of it, your race isn’t over. With the likes of David Coulthard, Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz hunting down the runners in previous years, it’s definitely a fun finish line.

The World Run takes place all over the globe at the same time (11am UTC) so wherever you’re running, you can be sure that runners, wheelchair competitors and Selfie Runners are taking part with you. The Team will be running in the UK but no matter where you live, you can sign up for any of the locations.  Even better, taking part doesn’t just improve your fitness but also supports Wings for Life’s mission to find a cure for spinal cord injury, as 100% of the entry fees go directly to spinal cord research.

 

To get involved, head over to the Wings for Life World Run page here to SIGN UP. Be sure to register soon as the entry fee will increase as the event approaches.

Until December 31st you can sign up for £25, which then increases to £35 from January 1st – March 25th, after which it’s £40 until race day. Better move fast!

As well as signing up, you can also stay up to date with all the news from the Wings for Life World Run on Twitter @WFLWorldRun or on Facebook here.  Find out who’ll be behind the wheels of the catcher cars and which famous faces are getting involved by running with the world. 

If you’re already planning on getting in shape for the new year, why not join in and run for those who can’t?

THE WINGS FOR LIFE WORLD RUN IN NUMBERS:

  • 2 - the number of times the World Run has been won by Lemawork Ketema
  • 18 – the age of the first female World Run global champion, Elise Molvik
  • 70 – the number of Catcher Cars that took part in 2015
  • 99 – the age of the oldest participant in 2016 (she ran 2.3 km)
  • 203 – the number of nationalities that took part in 2016
  • 2014 – the year of the first ever Wings for Life World Run
  • 16,000 – the number of volunteers who supported the 2016 World Run
  • 130,732 – the number of World Run registrations in 2016
  • 1,255,000 – the number of KM run in 2016
  • 6.6 million – the amount of Euros raised in 2016 – all of which was donated to spinal cord research

 

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