On Sunday May 4 2014 at 11am, thousands of runners across the globe will set off in varying light and weather conditions to take part in the first ever Wings For Life World Run. The groundbreaking race format will unite runners of all abilities to compete simultaneously in 35 different locations spanning six continents until just one competitor remains.
The UK event will take place at Silverstone Circuit, one of the world’s most iconic motorsport venues with 100% of World Run proceeds going to the charity Wings for Life, which funds world-class research aimed at finding a cure for spinal cord injury.
Unlike existing running events this unique race does not feature a static finish line; instead competitors will be chased by an official World Run catcher car. 30 minutes after the race starts the catcher car will advance towards runners at a set pace, gradually accelerating over time and eliminating them one by one. Once a catcher car overtakes a runner their race is over and this will continue until it has caught up with the last remaining competitor. There will be male and female champions crowned at each location but ultimately there can only be two Global champions - the last man and woman left running in the world.
Silverstone will welcome more than 5,000 runners for the race. Those who make it around the circuit without being caught will head into the beautiful surrounding English countryside as they attempt to outrun the catcher car.
Former athlete Colin Jackson has been announced as a global ambassador for the Wings For Life World Run and will take part in the race. Also running will be Jodie Kidd, international rugby player Max Evans and his brother Thom Evans who suffered a spinal cord injury aged 24, which ended his rugby career.
If you would like to enter or find out more then head to wingsforlifeworldrun.com.
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