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Wings For Life World Run 2015

When: 3rd May 2015, 9pm AEST (11am UTC)

Where: Elwood Park – Victoria, as well as 33 other global locations

Why: Raise funds and awareness for the not-for-profit Wings for Life Foundation, which helps fund spinal cord research

Who: Up to 40,000 runners all over the world.

The world’s only simultaneous global endurance race, the Wings for Life World Run, is set to
return for its second year in 2015, hosted in Melbourne, Australia for the first time ever. With up to 40,000 people competing in 34 different locations, across six separate continents, the Wings for Life World Run will see runners set off at exactly the same time around the world as they run for those who can’t, raising much needed funds and awareness for spinal cord injury.

The only all-encompassing global athletic event of its kind, the Australian leg of the run will be
hosted by Australia’s most liveable city – Melbourne. Kicking off at 9pm AEST, runners will set off from Elwood Park and run along the coastline to Portsea, while their counterparts in London start at 12pm, in Canada at 7am or in Brazil at 8am – just a taste of the varying race times around the world.

Open to runners of all abilities, ages and nationalities, the Wings for Life World Run brings a set of extraordinary challenges to its competitors. Besides the hurdle of starting with thousands of
participants at exactly the same time, thirty minutes after the race begins a “Catcher Car” begins
to follow them. Instead of runners pursuing a finish line, the Catcher Car will be hot on their heels, and once a runner is passed by the “Catcher Car” electronic sensors register the athlete’s chips, meaning their race is over.

Runners of all levels can sign up and help to find a cure for spinal cord injury.


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