Wings for Life World Run set for May 8

(Photo: Wings for Life World Run)
AMMAN — The Wings for Life World Run, dubbed “the world’s greatest race”, will take place for the second time in Jordan on May 8, 2022, according to a press statement. اضافة اعلان

A total of 184,236 participants from 195 countries took part in the last Wings for Life World Run in 2021 — noting an significant increase from other runs.

Here is everything you need to know about the 2022 Wings for Life World Run and how you can be part of it:

Download the new app update now and register

You can register on the latest Wings for Life World Run app on both Apple and android. It will be possible to run individually, wherever you are, or to join one of the many organized app runs in your vicinity. The app also offers a special audio experience — an exciting listening experience that informs, motivates, and entertains participants during the run.

Global charity run for spinal cord research

Those who participate in the Wings for Life World Run are supporting research for spinal cord injuries, as 100 percent of all entry fees and donations go to spinal cord research. This is made possible by Red Bull and the partners of the Wings for Life World Run, who will be covering all administrative costs associated with the run.

Unique run format

At the Wings for Life World Run, all runners and wheelchair users start at exactly the same time — 2pm, Amman Time — and run or roll as long as they can. There is no finish line. Instead, 30 minutes after the start signal, specially designed Catcher Cars start moving and overtake the participants one by one, either in real or virtual terms.

For those caught by the Catcher Car, the race is over. This ensures that everyone finishes the race, distinguishing it from other runs. 

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