It’s a unique race format, as the finish line is not in front of you, but behind you, following along. The catcher cars set off at a set distance behind the runners, following them slowly but inexorably. The race is run when one is caught by the catcher car, but the excitement of being part of an event like this, with the race run at the same time all over the world, lives on.
In 2016, the race takes place on 8 May, starting at 11h00 UTC from 34 different locations, in 33 countries around the world, taking in 17 different time zones and six continents. Last year, 101,280 people of 155 different nationalities took part (56% women, 44% men) and their entry fees raised no less than 4.2 million Euros. The event could not have happened without the support of over 10,000 volunteers from all over the globe, who made this unique and unforgettable event possible.
We are sure the 2016 edition will be just as great. Here are the 34 locations:
As for our home race, this year the venue is much closer to our home Grand Prix. After two consecutive years in Verona, the Italian Wings For Life World Run will take place in Milan, Italy’s economic, design and fashion capital. The start will be given in the Piazza Castello in the heart of the historic centre.
The first 40 kilometres of the race will take place in the city, before heading for Pavia. Last year Toro Rosso fielded two teams of runners in the World Run. Those who work in Faenza ran in Verona, others from our Bicester facility, took on the bad weather at the Silverstone track. The UK location is also new in 2016, as it’s moved to the beautiful city of Cambridge.
All in all, there are plenty of reasons to run for those who can’t. You just have to set yourself an objective, choose a location and enter…and start training. Go now to www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com and you’ll have no more excuses!