Wings for Life Run the World
With less than 100 days to the biggest race ever organized, Wings for Life World Run, which will involve runners from around the world to help the Wings for Life Foundation in Support of Research on Spinal Cord Injury .
Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 10:00 UTC thousands of people will start to run along the paths of 35 different tracks spread across 6 continents, in times of the same day and in different weather conditions.
Everyone – from professional athletes to recreational runners – can participate and support the 3 million people worldwide are living with a spinal cord injury.
There has never been a race like this: the game does not have a fixed distance the finish line does not exist and participants from all over the world begin to run at the exact same time.
Just the departure time is an exciting challenge for participants in South Korea, New Zealand and Australia will start in the late afternoon and will run in during the night, while in the west coast of the United States will begin to run in the beautiful middle of the night until sunrise.
Half an hour after the start of the race a “catcher car” will start at a set speed, gradually increasing the speed. When individual runner will be achieved by the machine will end his race.
For each country there will be a man and a woman Champions Clubs Wings for Life Run the World, but only one male athlete and one female athlete in the world will be crowned Champion Absolute Wings for Life Wold Run.
The most exciting aspect of Wings for Life Run the World is the absolutely innovative format, which provides a starting line but no goal. It’s a concept almost magical.
The idea of a car that chases you half an hour after you’ve started running is something totally unique and never seen before, combined with the simultaneity of the time of departure. You can be in New Zealand, South Africa, Italy or Britain: the races begin all at the same time.
The first and only global endurance race will take place against the backdrop of breathtaking views, some tracks will cross the desert, some bucolic country landscapes or wonderful coastline.
In Italy, the race will be held in Verona, UNESCO World Heritage Site for its beauty and for its artistic richness, and will start at 12:00 CET.
More than 216 athletes of international importance have already signed up to support and participate in the race. Giorgio Calcaterra, ultramaratoneta three times world champion over the distance of 100 km, Italian ambassador and supporter of Wings for Life Run the World, is preparing to run his own in Verona Wings for Life World Run. Among the other athletes in the former Formula One driver David Coulthard, Australian Mick Flanning, professional surfer and three-time world champion, the legend of motorsport Eddie Jordan, the former ace of the skis and the Luc Alphand Iron Man Marc Herremans.
Everyone can participate and have until midnight (UTC) on Sunday, April 20, 2014 to register on the site www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com and take part in one of the races in the world.
Red Bull, as the official organizer of Wings for Life Run the World, ensures that the equivalent of the proceeds of the race, collected through the payment system European Merchant Services (EMS) will be donated to Wings for Life foundation.
Running may not be only part of a sporting event and revolutionary world, but you will join the race to find a cure for spinal cord injuries.