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The groundbreaking global charity run, Wings for Life World Run, continues on May 7 with official start locations for the fourth consecutive event spanning six continents, plus thousands of runners using the Wings for Life World Run App worldwide. They all hit the streets simultaneously, raising money to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Everyone can take part as the moving finish line, aka the Catcher Cars, gives chase and records fall.

The Wings for Life World Run was launched in 2014 in order to raise funds for Wings for Life, and more than 300,000 people have participated so far. The international event is a milestone of the sportive calendar for runners at every level, from beginners to dedicated runners and competitors in a regular, everyday wheelchair. 

Pioneering the concept of a synchronized race where participants across the world run simultaneously, the event introduced the exciting element of the Catcher Car format: at each location, a vehicle gives the runners a 30-minute head start, then chases the field at a predetermined pace as a moving finish line. Whether the Catcher Car rolls by them early or late, participants get a kick out of surpassing personal goals, and the last individual man and woman to get caught are declared Global Champions. “The aim is to raise funds for the treatment of spinal cord injury, ultimately to make spinal cord injury curable. One hundred percent of the money raised from the entry fees goes towards this research,” says Colin Jackson, Sports Director of the Wings for Life World Run. “It’s an incredible investment. The scientists working on this say to me that one day, one day, we shall find a cure.”

Every step taken is a step in the right direction - to find a cure for spinal cord Injury. It’s time to sign up on