Virtual Wings for Life World Run expects 120,000 participants from over 134 nations

Sunday’s edition of the Wings for Life World Run expects more participans than ever with about 120,000 runners from over 134 nations. Everyone is running to raise money for research on cures for spinal cord injury. Thirty minutes after the global start, a virtual Catcher Car – a rolling finish line – starts moving and will pick up speed as it catches and then passes participants one at time until the winners are determined.

The organization notes that this year “will break records as never before has there been a running event with so many participants.” Anita Gerhardter, CEO of the charity foundation Wings for Life, added “I’m overwhelmed by the worldwide response. Knowing that thousands and thousands of people will be on the starting line together on Sunday for our foundation is a feeling that’s hard to put into words. It’s honestly giving me goosebumps. We have a major goal: we want to cure spinal cord injury. It makes me incredibly proud that so many people support us in this endeavour.”

Registration will remain open up until just a half hour before 11:00 UTC on Sunday, May 9 at the website with 100% of all entry fees going towards spinal cord injury research.

Fun fact: as a triathlete you can join a Challenge Family team via this link to participate.