934,484 km closer to a cure
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Over 100,000 registered runners and wheelchair participants. More than 200 locations across 66 countries. 934,484 km globally. That are just some facts about the fifth annual Wings for Life World Run.
That was just breathtaking! The 2018 edition of the run for those who can’t brought all-time event totals to more than half a million registered participants. The run’s simultaneous start – night or day, sun or rain – spanned every corner of the earth, from Australia to Colombia and the United Kingdom to Kazakhstan, and as always, the unique format with a moving finish line of Catcher Cars added to the excitement.
Aron Anderson earned his second consecutive Global Championship by outpacing the Catcher Car to 89.85 km in an everyday wheelchair, while Vera Nunes ran hard to capture the women’s crown with a distance of 53.78 km. “I’m so happy. This race is awesome, it means so much that we are raising money for spinal cord injury. It truly makes a difference, so thanks to everybody for putting this race up,” said Anderson.
100% of entry fees and donations raised in the Wings for Life World Run – over 3,000,000 euros in the 2018 edition alone, with more still coming in – goes to leading-edge research. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being part of it.