Wings for Life World Run 2024

Run for those who can’t on May 5 and raise money for spinal cord research.

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If you want to be involved in something global, now is your chance. The Wings for Life World Run is the biggest and most inclusive running event in the world, and everyone can take part either in person, or via the app. 

On Sunday, May 5, 2024, runners and wheelchair users on every corner of the planet will challenge themselves to go as far as possible, before being caught by the ‘catcher car’.

Every year we have had Red Bull X-Alps athletes taking part, and this year is no different. Aaron Durogati says: “I will take part in the Wings for Life World Run to help the research to find a cure to spinal cord injury.’

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Paul Guschlbauer during the Wings for Life World Run in Vienna. © Philip Platzer

Paul Guschlbauer explains: “For me, the Wings for Life World Run has become a fixed point on my calendar, since it started.” He continues to stress the importance for Red Bull X-Alps athletes and the community: “It is specifically important for paragliding pilots that we have research in this area, as the most common injuries that we have are back injuries.” He finishes: “I’m definitely going to run again for those who can’t.”

What makes Wings for Life different? Firstly, anyone can take part, with a small entry fee which goes directly to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Secondly, you can either take part with a flagship run, or remotely anywhere in the world via the app. The concept of the ‘catcher car’ keeps the run fun - 30 minutes after the start, either a virtual or a real catcher car picks up the chase and overtakes one runner after another. Your final result is measured in distance, not time and it doesn’t matter how far you go.

Take part on May 5, 2024!

In the editions of the Wings for Life World Run that have been completed to date, a total of 1,293,716 registered participants from 195 nationalities ran, walked and rolled on all seven continents and together raised a total of €43.8 million. By taking part you will be helping to find a cure for spinal cord injury, as 100% of entry fees and donations goes to vital spinal cord research.

The run kicks off worldwide at 11am UTC on May 5, 2024. To take part, either join one of the flagship runs or run remotely via the app.

Top image © Armin Walcher

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