Registration is has opened for the 11th annual Wings for Life World Run.
The event will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2024, 12:00 am GMT.
Wings for Life race format
Every participant in the Wings for Life World Run starts at exactly the same moment, 12:00 am GMT. Everyone moves toward the finish line to run away from it for as long as possible up to 30 minutes. Participants are chased by the event’s ‘Catcher Car,’ either virtually or in person, which gives everyone a 30-minute head start.
When this moving finish line passes each participant, the race is over for that individual, with the last man and woman to be caught are named the global champions. The moving finisher-line format means that everyone, no matter their fitness level, can be sure of finishing the race.
All funds generated from entry fees and donations goes to vital spinal cord research. All participants will be helping to find a cure for spinal cord injury.
A big impact
Since the first Wings for Life World Run in 2014, the event has so far raised over 43.8 million euros, with 1,293,716 registered participants covering 11,839,989 kilometres in over 195 countries across all seven continents.
The 2023 edition alone drew a record 206,728 participants, and the aim for 2024 is to surpass that benchmark with even more people taking part. As always, 100 per cent of entry fees go to spinal cord research.
Everyone who registers (no matter where or how you choose to run) will receive the official Wings for Life World Run adidas tee-shirt to help you get ready to race. The special commemorative design from adidas will let everyone know the wearer is running for those who can’t.
Additionally, all participants will be offered training support from Runna, the official training partner for the Wings for Life World Run 2024. The first 250 sign-ups get three free months of Runna, and all subsequent entrants win one free month.
The Wings for Life World Run starts simultaneously around the world at 12:00 am GMT on Sunday, May 5, 2024. Cost of entry will be £22.