Wings for Life World Run

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THIS RACE IS UNIQUE! At the Wings for Life World Run, everyone starts at the same time, worldwide. Professional athletes, fun runners and total beginners are all in it together against the Catcher Car. The moving finish line, the Catcher Car begins its pursuit 30 minutes after the start, passing runners and wheelchair users one after the other until the race is over. The best bit? 100% of all entry fees and donations goes directly to spinal cord research to find a cure for spinal cord injury.
Wings for Life World Run
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12:00pm Sun 7th May 2023
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Where and when
United Kingdom
Start times
12:00pm Sun 7th May 2023
Wings for Life World Run:
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Wings for Life World Run
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The Wings for Life World Run is different. It's not like other races. Everyone across the planet starts their race at exactly the same time: 11:00 am UTC. That means participants in the UK start at 12:00 pm, in Germany at 1:00 pm, in Florida at 7:00 am and so on... There is no finish line. There is a (Virtual) Catcher Car that begins its chase 30 minutes after the start signal. Your race is over when the Catcher Car catches up with you. Fun runners, for example, make it to kilometer 5. Professional athletes power on to over 60 km.
London - Battersea Park
The Battersea Park course is a 400m running track with wheelchair access. The track will be prioritised for wheelchair users and a signposted 2.5k loop will also be available to follow through Battersea Park if required.
Bath - University of Bath Athletics Track
The route beings in the event village situated on the 400m running track - with wheelchair access. All participants will complete a loop of the athletics track before heading out on the scenic 4km trail that surrounds the University of Bath campus.
Manchester - Platt Fields Park
Platt Fields Park host's a 1km loop. The track is accessible for wheelchair users and will be signposted throughout the park.
Glasgow - Victoria Park
Victoria Park host's a 1.46km loop. The track is accessible for wheelchair users and will be signposted throughout the park.
What's included
  • 100% of the entry fee is donated to Wings for Life - supporting millions of people worldwide with spinal cord injuries
  • Your spot in a global community of runners
  • Refreshment stations
  • Free drink token for a local bar or pub venue (collect your toke at registration on the day)
How to get there
United Kingdom
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London - Battersea Park Millennium Arena, Carriage Dr E, London SW11 4NJ
Bath - Sports Training Village, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY
Manchester - Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6LA (Platt Lane Entrance)
Glasgow - Victoria Park, Jubilee Gates, Glasgow, G14 0UN
Event day logistics
10:30 Venues open
12:00 Wings for Life World Run starts
Age Requirements
Runners in the UK must be aged 18 or older on the day of the event.
How to Register?
You can sign up to the following UK events here:
How fast is the Catcher Car at the Wings for Life World Run?
The car starts at a speed of 15km/h and gradually increases its speed every half hour. 4.5 hours into the race it will be moving at a pace of 34 km/h.
How is my entry fee used for the Wings for Life World Run?
100% of all entry fees go towards the Wings for Life charity, who support millions of people globally with spinal cord injuries.
How do I register for the Wings for Life World Run?
Follow one of the links to the different locations above to register. Alternatively follow this link -
What is the App Run?
If you can't make it to any of the location on the day you can also register for the virtual App Run here -
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