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Wings for Life World Run – Centurion

Wings for Life World Run – Centurion

Wings for Life World Run: Running for those who can’t.

It all started with a simple but intriguing idea on a layover at Moscow airport: What if you could get the whole world running? Everyone, worldwide, on the same day, at the same time. A race of epic proportions with just one lone runner left at the end. A world run. But could it be done? It could.

Meet Anita Gerhardter, CEO of Wings for Life, a charity whose mission is to make spinal cord injury curable. Two years of planning later, the Wings for Life World Run saw the light of day – but not before adding a little twist. The Catcher Cars, vehicles equipped with sensors, introduced to literally catch the runners not running towards a finish line but away from the finish line that chased them. Read More



A new route in Centurion!

The running race like no other is back! After two years with the Cape’s Groot Drakenstein mountains as the backdrop, Wings for Life World Run South Africa heads up north to Centurion for the first time in 2016

The 2015 event saw a total of just under 100,000 runners start at exactly the same time in 35 countries around the world in 12 time zones, racing ahead of a Catcher Car instead of towards a finish line.

Over 1,300 South African participants of all ages and abilities set out from Boschendal Wine Estate in Franschhoek, the South African venue of this unique race. Just under 100,000 runners took part globally, almost doubling the entries of the 2014 inaugural event.

Racing is one thing, but a big feature of the event was how serious racers and fun-seeking weekend warriors all got their fix. 2016 will be no different.

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