Five reasons why you should join the Wings for Life World Run on May 8

There’s still time to register for the Wings for Life World Run – and many great reasons to join in and take part. Here are just five…

  1. So. Much. Fun. Rallying around a good cause simultaneously with people worldwide creates an incredibly positive vibe. With an inclusive mix of nationalities and time zones ­– not to mention hilarious costumes – it’s hard to imagine a run with more smiles per kilometer.
    Trail runner Dylan Bowman points out that the App has "this fantastic functionality, a characterization of the Catcher Car, which is the fun part – totally unique."

  2. Running wherever you want. With the Wings for Life World Run App, you can run anywhere. While you’re enjoying the view, you’ll be giving hope to all those affected by spinal cord injury.
    And no matter where you’re running, you can also be part of a team. F1’s Scuderia AlphaTauri has its own Wings for Life World Run team, and driver Pierre Gasly says, "I welcome everyone to enjoy this moment together."
    Oracle Red Bull Racing has a Wings for Life World Run team, too, and reigning F1 Drivers’ Champion Max Verstappen encourages, "Join us!"

  3. Bragging rights. How often do you get the chance to say that you were part of a major worldwide event? Your name will be on the Global Result List, and the App makes it easy to share your photos and videos.
    Triathlete Courtney Atkinson says, "I don't think I’ve missed a Wings for Life World Run from the beginning. It really appeals to such a wide range of communities – you're running with different people from all around the globe."

  4. Can’t fail format. There’s no set finish line, so run the distance you want to run. There’s even a Goal Calculator to tell you what pace you’ll need to get there.
    Atkinson explains that often participants find themselves achieving even more than they expected: "When you see the Catcher Car coming, you always find that bit of a sprint left in you. If people have a goal of, let's say, 7k or 15k or 30k, they find that little extra than they thought they'd be able to do."

  5. Doing something seriously good. When you step out in the Wings for Life World Run, you step up for others, because 100% of all entry fees goes directly to find a cure for spinal cord injury. And by spending a day getting exercise, having a blast and feeling connected with people around the world, you’re doing something fantastic for yourself as well.
    Wings for Life World Run Ambassador Sandile Mkhize says, "Anything that can bring humans together or give us a way to express our shared humanity will always be something special. I don't think there is anything like it."

Registration for the Wings for Life World Run 2022 is open right up until the start at 10:00 am UTC on Sunday, May 8.

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