I discovered a new race that will take place in 35 different countries ALL AT THE SAME TIME! It is called the Wings for Life World Run from Red Bull. The website is amazing. The race doesn’t take place for another 177 days and something hours and something minutes.. But you can sign up already! The race is in MAY 2014.
Also, a great thing is to see that 100% of the entry fee goes to spinal cord research.
Check out the this video about the race!
Wings For Life World Run <<<<< and here is another great video! It includes explanations of the run’s unique format, who will run, who will win and what athletes will be running for!
The format is very unique… Nothing like I have ever seen.
THERE IS NO FINISH LINE! That makes it extremely unique. There is a car, called a “catcher car” that starts after all the racers have begun, approximately 30 minutes after the initial start. Each course will have a car and they will all start simultaneously. The pace will continue to accerlerate, which will eliminate more and more runners. As soon as the catcher car catches you, you are done. And you catch a ride back to the start to celebrate all you have accomplished! The catcher car will stop once only one single man and woman are left running in each location around the world. They will be crowned the Global Champions of the Wings for Life World Run. However, country champions will also get acknowledged and so will location champions.
It will take place in:
- Cape Town
- New Zealand AND SO MANY MORE
The website is really helpful and has so many great links and tips, so make sure to check it out. I look forward to hearing more about this crazy awesome race.
How many of you are going to do it??!!