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Wings for life world run – 4th may 2014

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Wings for life world run – 4th may 2014

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

| €40

One day at the very same timeall over the world -4th May 2014

The Wings for Life World Run is an entirely new type of event never before seen or undertaken in either running or any other sporting field. Why? Because it is a truly global adventure, encompassing up to forty locations, in which everyone runs at the very same time all over the world!

100% of the proceeds from the event will go to the Wings for Life foundation, which funds research into curing spinal cord injury. The run will unite athletes around the world, in one race running for those who can’t!

Simultaneously Running All Over the World

The Wings For Life World Run is the first event in which the entire World can race together, simultaneously. This groundbreaking race format means that on the 4th of May 2014, at 10am UTC, and equivalent times across the globe, thousands of competitors will start to run on up to forty courses worldwide. On this day the world will run as one.

wingsOne Global Run for Everyone

The Wings for Life World Run is for runners of all levels, from first-timers and passionate amateurs to professional athletes.

Running for those who can’t

By running in the Wings For Life World Run you will not only be participating in a unique global sporting event but you will also be taking precious sets towards finding a cure for debilitating spinal cord injury. 100% of proceeds from the Wings For Life World Run will go towards Wings For Life, a foundation that funds research into finding a cure for spinal cord injury: Finding a cure for spinal cord injury is a matter of when not if.

Unique running Experience

The format of the Wings For Life World Run is a first in not only in running but also of all sporting events. Routes will be defined but runners will not be running a set distance, as unlike normal races the finish line is chasing them rather than them running towards it; in short you know where you start, but you do not know your finish. This is how it works: half an hour after the start signal sounds and the first runners leave the start line official catcher cars will simultaneously set off at each course, pursuing the runners. This pace will accelerate at determined intervals to a rigid global schedule. When the catcher car passes a runner their race is over and its time to catch the shuttle back to start area and celebrate.

Global Champions

As the race progresses the official catcher cars accelerate, eliminating competitors as they pass them, until there’s a single man and woman left running. Only they will be crowned the Global Champions of the Wings for Life World Run. Additionally, there will be location champions, as well as country champions; they will be the final male and female left on the track at each location and in each country.



Where, and when, can I pick up my Runner’s Bag and Race Number?

You can pick up your race number in ESTADIO OLÍMPICO LluísCompanys (Avinguda de l’estadi 60, 08038 Barcelona), located in Montjuïc “mountain”, during these dates: Friday 03rdMay (from 10:00h-22:00h) Saturday 04th May (from 07:00h-10:00h)  

How can I reach the Wings for Life Venue via public transport?

You can reach the Wings for Life World Run venue (ESTADIO OLÍMPICO Lluís Companys) by public transportation: BUSES Lines: 50, 55 or 61; and TAXIS. The ESTADIO OLÍMPICO, is on the Montjuïc “mountain” and is very close to the center from where it is also reachable by foot.   

How to reach the Starting Area?

The starting area is ESTADIO OLÍMPICO, which can be reached by foot or bicycle, by public transport (using busses 50, 55 and 61; and taxis) or by vehicle (car or motorbike).   

Where can I park for the event?

Parking right next to the START LINE shall be provided. We will publish a map with the exact location of the parking spaces. Please follow signage in the vicinity to the ESTADIO OLÍMPICO.

Can I leave my private stuff on site?

Yes, there will be a guarded area in ESTADIO OLÍMPICO where you may leave your gear. 

Will there be any refreshment stations?

Yes. Situated roughly every five kilometres along the track and the energy stations (refreshment stations) will supply:

  • Water
  • Red Bull
  • Fruit
  • and more.

How will I get back to the starting area?

At the end of your run, after the Catcher-Car passes you, a free transport service will bring you back to the place where the run started. Make sure to reach the nearest Wings for Life Station to wait for the next shuttle. These stations are located every 5KM along the track. Have in mind that if you don’t wish to use the public transport and don’t want to come back to the Starting & Arrival Area, you will have to give back your Race number and chip to the Staff situated at each Wings for Life Station so you’re not considered as disqualified.  

Which start Box do I have to start from?

Please, check your welcome e-mail for your assigned start box. It will depend on which kind of runner you are (during your registration, you will be asked to specify your last timing for a Marathon / Half Marathon. This will appoint you a specific Start Box and a specific color. Check more information in the rule book).



May 4, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Wings for life world run
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