“Being there is all that matters.” Thomas Geierspichler
“Being there is all that matters.” Thomas Geierspichler 

Wheelchair races at the Wings for Life World Run

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Roll up, roll up! Register for the Wings for Life World Run and compete in one of its spectacular wheelchair races on 4 May 2014, in Canada, the USA, United Kingdom, Austria, New Zealand, Australia and Brazil.

Racers of all abilities, from keen amateurs with regular wheelchairs who want to experience the race first hand to pro wheelchair athletes out to win, can take part. The Wings for Life World Run is as much about being involved as it is about winning, with 100% of the proceeds to be spent on cutting-edge research projects aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.

Regardless of your injury or athletic experience, we would like you to join us in this incredible global race. There will be two distinct race formats.



“It took a long time to find two race formats that offer a similar experience to the runners race, and at the same time meet safety requirements and local conditions,” said Anita Gerhardter, CEO of Wings for Life.

In the USA and Canada, athletes will be chased by Catcher Cars, as in the runners’ race, until the last man and woman in each location is passed. They will be declared the local winners. In the UK, Austria, New Zealand, Australia and Brazil, athletes will chase a car until the first athlete overtakes the car, then all athletes race back to the start/finish line. The first man and woman to cross it will become the local winners. Please find more information in the infographics below.

“Being there is all that matters, though. It’s all about having fun and raising money for an important cause,” said Thomas Geierspichler, World Champion wheelchair racer. “I hope that many people with spinal cord injury take part or at least visit the events worldwide.”

So, if you are over 18, passionate about finding a cure for spinal cord injury and want to be a part of this exciting new race, then sign up now.

We are looking forward to seeing you, your passion and your commitment on 4 May.
Please find more details and latest updates on your local race’s website:  

Auckland (New Zealand)
Busselton (Australia)
California (USA)
Colorado (USA)
Donautal (Austria)
Florianopolis (Brazil)
Florida (USA)
Silverstone (United Kingdom)