WHAT IS THE WINGS FOR LIFE WORLD RUN
The Wings for Life World Run is a truly unique and global race for both runners and wheelchair participants. Instead of a finish line, competitors race side by side to keep ahead of the virtual Catcher Car. Now in its sixth year, on May 5, 2019 Wings for Life World Run participants in Bega and Merimbula can also run together.
Meet up with your friends, download the Wings for Life World Run App and join all the other people running until the virtual Catcher Car catches you of course.
The race starts at exactly 9:00PM. The virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start at 14 km/h and steadily increases its speed until the last athletes have been caught.
100% of all donations and the entry fees go directly into spinal cord research projects.
The track will be a 2.5km loop around the old racecourse and East Street Bega. Start point will be the entry onto the old race course at the Bridge Street Bega. Run will be in a clockwise direction.
Starting at Beach Street near the visitor information centre, runners will run follow the lakeside path tracking over the bridge to Fishpen roundabout, returning back to end of Beach Street – repeating this out/back track until they are caught by the virtual chaser car. This is a flat concrete/paved path and while there is some street lighting, headlamps will be necessary.
REFRESHMENT STATION AND LOCAL SET UP
There won’t be any refreshment stations along the track – so make sure to bring your own drinks and snacks if needed.
TIMING AND RACE NUMBER
You will receive your personal race number via email and it’s also available next to your starting number on the website a couple of days before the race. The Wings for Life World Run App is your time tracking tool. When you are registered the App will start automatically on the event day. The virtual Catcher Car takes off 30 minutes after the start and as soon as it overtakes you, you will get clear signals via the App. Please make sure to have a fully charged phone on race day.
HOW TO REGISTER
In order to join this Organised App Run, please download the Wings for Life World Run App for Android or iPhone and sign up for the Bega or Merimbula App Run within the App.
To be part of the Wings for Life World Run on the 5th May 2019 a registration fee will be charged; 100 % of your fee go to spinal cord research.