App Run
Virtual Catcher Car

The Virtual Catcher Car chases you

Local start time

1:00 PM


Studienzentrum der Montanuniversität Leoben

wheelchair accessible

Accessible for wheelchair participants

Refreshment stations

Grab a drink or snack

City run

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What is the Wings for Life World Run?

The Wings for Life World Run is a truly unique and global race for both runners and wheelchair participants. Instead of a finish line, competitors race side by side to keep ahead of the Virtual Catcher Car. Now in its eleventh year, on May 5, 2024 Wings for Life World Run participants in Austria can also run together in Leoben. Meet up with your friends, download the Wings for Life World Run App and join all the other people running until the Virtual Catcher Car catches you of course. The race starts at exactly 1:00:00 PM. The Virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start at 14 km/h and steadily increases its speed until the last athletes have been caught. 100% of all donations and the entry fees go directly into spinal cord research projects.


Dreh- und Angelpunkt ist das Studienzentrum der Montanuniversität Leoben. Von hier aus geht es auf dem Stadtkai flussaufwärts bis zur Wurstsemmel-/Fußgängerbrücke. Diese überqueren wir und laufen mit der Strömung auf dem schnellsten Abschnitt (der USI MEILE) flussabwärts. In Judendorf angelangt geht es auf einem kurzen "Trail" Abschnitt weiter zur Winkelfeldbrücke, auf welcher wir nach rechts in Richtung Asia Spa abbiegen. Am Spa und der Eishalle vorbei, geht es wieder auf den Stadtkai, welcher uns zurück zum Studienzentrum führt. Die ganze Runde hat somit ziemlich genau 4.4km! *Für RollstuhlfahrerInnen bieten wir eine alternative Route an, welche die kurze Trailpassage umfährt.

Wheelchair participants

On May 5, 2024 wheelchair participants and runners start side by side at this track. The only requirement: wheelchair participants have to start in everyday wheelchairs.

Refreshment station and local set up

Yes, this track has a refreshment station! You will find the following on site: Wasser, Iso, Energie-Gels, Bananen etc.

Timing and race number

You will receive your personal race number via email and it’s also available next to your starting number on the website a couple of days before the race. The Wings for Life World Run App is your time tracking tool. The Virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start and as soon as it overtakes you, you will get clear signals via the App. Please make sure to have a fully charged phone on race day.

Your contribution to help find a cure

In order to join this App Run Event, please download the Wings for Life World Run App for Android or iPhone and sign up for race day in the App. To be part of the Wings for Life World Run on May 5, 2024 a registration fee will be charged; 100% of your fee go to spinal cord research. After you completed your registration for race day, you can join this App Run Event.

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