Wings for Life World Run

This year an event that will see thousands of runners across the globe race each other is launching.



by Annie Rice



This year on May the 4th not only will Star Wars fans be celebrating, but the debut of the Wings for Life World Run is set to bring a new approach to the world of racing. Thousands of runners across 34 countries and six continents will go at the gun at 10am UTC (bad luck America)!

There are forty courses in various locations and runners of every level are being urged to get involved. The most interesting thing about this event though is that you race your own distance; you run until you’re knocked out (not literally). 30 minutes after the start of the race a catcher car will begin its chase and you’ve got up to 60 kilometres to outrun that car, but you’ll have to be fast. What’s more is that your competitors go beyond the folk running alongside you; you are essentially racing the world, only you wont know if you’re winning until you’re out.

The best thing about this event though is that it can offer a different level of challenge to each individual runner. What if you just want to see how far you can go? Or run your first race without too much pressure? Or, maybe you think with the chase of a vehicle in your peripheral you might smash a PB.

The other unusual thing about this event is that 100% of all entry proceeds will go to Wings for Life, which funds research into spinal cord injury. Find out more about Wings For Life here. Then get signed up, team RW will be out in full force for a little friendly competition of our own.


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