The Whole World Is Running
The Wings for Life World Run 2015 brings people together to run a race for those who can’t. The Wings for Life Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injury and 100 percent of the money from entry fees and donations will be channeled directly towards funding research projects around the globe. The Run will take place on May 3, 2015, at exactly 11am UTC, simultaneously all over the world, in 40 locations across six continents. It will be a truly global experience, where you could face any type of climate, lighting and terrains, depending on which location you chose to run. Although Singapore is not included in the list of the race venues around the world, you might want to travel to these participating countries in Asia to be part of this meaningful race: Turkey, United Arab Emirates, India, Taiwan, Georgia and Japan. If you wish to travel farther afield, on the left is a full list of all participating cities around the world.
Unlike typical races, after thirty minutes of flagging-off, a Catcher Car sets off at each race location at 15km/h speed and as long as you stay in front of this car, you stay in the race. The speed of the car increases gradually, at exactly the same time all over the world. Your race is over once the Catcher Car passes you and you simply hop onto a shuttle bus that will bring you back to the starting line to celebrate. This car-chase continues until there’s a single man and single woman left running in the world. These 2 winners will be crowned the Global Champions of the Wings for Life World Run and each will be awarded a Wings for Life World Run trophy and a round-the-world trip.
To form a team, simply gather your families, friends, club members, workmates, uni mates – anyone – of any ability and walk of life to run in up to three teams for those who can’t. It is free to join or create a team. The eligible age for participation differs in each race location and it generally varies from 18 to 118, be it running or in a wheelchair, anywhere in the world. Another fun race idea would be for Companies’ HQs to challenge global branches, clubs going against other clubs, college run against college at one or several Wings for Life World Run locations. You can either join an existing one or create your own public or private team. You can run for up to 3 teams, adding each of your steps to each team’s overall team distance, pushing your teams to run the furthest and be the best while competing to be the best individual in the teams at the same time.
The only payment you have to make is your individual runner’s entry fee, where 100% goes to Wings for Life foundation to help find a cure for spinal cord injury. Not only is that a contribution for a good cause, it is also a promise to yourself to keep your resolutions of getting fit, shaping up and staying healthy into the new year. Spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating injuries that can occur to a person. It does not only impact the ability to move your limbs, but also causes a large number of health-related complications and limitations in daily life.
So what are you waiting for? Form your teams and be prepared to spread your wings for a day of fun, fitness and faith, regardless of what nationality you are and where you come from!
More information can be found at the official site: www.wingsforlife.com
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