Wings for Life World Run

Wings for Life World Run

Running for those who can’t

May 07 2017

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It all started with a simple but intriguing idea on a layover at Moscow airport: What if you could get the whole world running? Everyone, worldwide, on the same day, at the same time. A race of epic proportions with just one lone runner left at the end. A world run. But could it be done? It could.

Meet Anita Gerhardter, CEO of Wings for Life, a charity whose mission is to make spinal cord injury curable. Two years of planning later, the Wings for Life World Run saw the light of day – but not before adding a little twist. The Catcher Cars, vehicles equipped with sensors, introduced to literally catch the runners not running towards a finish line but away from the finish line that chased them.

Event Type

Active & Health > Running

Event Address

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Web Address

http://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/gb/en/cambridge/