The Wings for Life World Run is a running competition held on the first weekend of May since 2014 to collect funds for the Wings for Life, the nonprofit foundation. The run takes place in 34 or 35 locations around the Earth at the same time. In 2017 Kyiv is also on the list of locations. The Wings for Life World Run is broadcasted live on Red Bull TV.
The Wings for Life World Run is a global charity event with a unique, and uniquely fun, format. This is the race where every participant is sure to finish. Here’s how it works: On one day each year, the Wings for Life World Run takes place at event locations across the planet. Everybody starts at exactly the same moment, 11am UTC. Whether it’s day or night, bright sun or pouring rain at your location – you’re running together with the world and sharing an amazing experience. Your name shows up on a Global Result List, too.
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The Wings for Life World Run is perfect for everyone, of every ability, because you set your own goals and you don’t head toward a distant finish line. Instead, the finish line catches up with you. A half hour after the race starts, a moving finish line, the “Catcher Car,” chases runners along the course, gradually getting faster until each one is caught. The first runners passed after a few kilometers are the first to celebrate their accomplishments, while the last man and woman to be caught are declared Global Champions. (88.44km is the current record!)
Get the Wings for Life World Run App and you’ll be chased by a Virtual Catcher Car at the same time as all the other runners around the globe. And be sure to check out the Organized App Runs, where groups are meeting to run with the App together.
When you participate in the Wings for Life World Run, you know you’re making an impact. 100% of all entry fees and all donations raised through fundraising campaigns goes directly to life-changing spinal cord research projects and clinical trials at renowned universities and institutes worldwide. The nonprofit Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation is a driving force behind the mission, and Red Bull covers the foundation’s administrative costs in full as well as costs for the Wings for Life World Run.
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In 2017, Kyiv will host the Wings for Life World Run on May, 7th at 2 PM. The participants will start to gather at 11 AM near the monument of Kyiv Founders at Naberezhne Shose, All the detailed info can be found here.
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