Wings for Life World Run 2015

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The world’s most inspiring race, the Wings for Life World Run (WFLWR), returns on 3 May 2015 and will again count South Africa among its 35 international locations.

Entries are now open at and for the first time locally, wheelchair participants and able-bodied runners will compete side-by-side.

The inaugural WFLWR hosted more than 35,000 athletes globally, of which more than 600 participants ran in Franschhoek. The WFLWR changed the face of racing as all over the world, with its groundbreaking format.

On 3 May 2015 in 35 locations on six continents, runners from all over the world will start their race simultaneously at 13:00, locally.

Runners will start the race in varying light and weather conditions and instead of racing towards a finish line, runners have to keep out of reach of a catcher car – equipped with electronic sensors – for as long as possible. This means that every runner races against an international field and themselves.

The cost for entries is R250, 100% of entry fees from the WFLWR go to the Wings for Life Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that funds research projects around the world that seek to find a cure for traumatic spinal cord injury.

In 2014 about R43.5 million was raised for the foundation and local and international personalities participated in the race, they included former F1 driver David Coulthard, actresses Vanessa Haywood and Hlubi Mboya and ultra-trail runner Ryan Sandes.

Our local winners from the inaugural race were, Coolboy Ngamole (59.84km) and Ntombesintu Mfuzi (47.57km).

Date: 3 May 2015
Venue: Franschhoek Wine Valley (Franschhoek, Western Cape).
Contact: Gina de Villiers
Phone: 011 208 5500

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