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Wings for Life World Run

  • Patterson Reserve Auburn Road Hawthorn, VIC, 3122 Australia (map)

With a radical concept, the Wings for Life World Run is a global race with a difference. Instead of a finish line, runners and wheelchair competitors – from beginners to elite athletes – race side by side to keep ahead of the Catcher Car.

On May 7, 2017, over 100,000 participants in 23 locations worldwide will start the Wings for Life World Run at precisely the same time - whether that’s dawn in North America, the middle of the day in Europe, or at night here in Australia. The Melbourne start time is 21:00 making for an exciting night running experience!

The Catcher Cars take off 30 minutes after the start at 15km/h and steadily increase their speed, precisely synced across the globe, until the last participants have been caught. Set yourself a distance goal with our handy Goal Calculator and see how far you can run to make spinal cord injury curable.

100% of your entry fee goes to spinal cord research.

Earlier Event: 3 April
Irabina Superhero Fun Run
Later Event: 18 June
Sir Chinmoy Albert Park