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  • Wings for Life World Run is coming to Cape Town in May 2014
    Posted by on Oct 4th, 2013

    Ok runners…listen up. I have something for you that you’re gonna love. Cape Town has been chosen as one of 40 locations around the world to take part in the Wings For Life World Run on the 4th of May 2014. It’s the first type of running event of it’s kind and we get to be a part of it. This is no conventional road race and to basically give you an idea…on 4th of May 2014, in 40 different locations on 5 continents, thousands of runners will start runnig at the same time. Competitors will run in front of an advancing ‘catcher car’, with every car governed by the single, global race schedule. Half an hour after the runners start, the catcher car at every race will begin behind them at a set speed. Once a catcher car overtakes a runner their race is over. This will continue until only one male and one female athlete in the world are left running making them the Wings for Life World Run Champions.

    How awesome does that sound. A global last-man-standing race.

    And get this..100% of the proceeds from the event will go to the Wings for Life foundation, which funds research into curing spinal cord injury.

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    I’m totally gonna run that and i know my mates are gonna get involved. Bragging rights are at stake!

    On May 4, 2014 one of the biggest – and most unique – running events ever staged will take place: the whole world will be the venue for the ‘Wings for Life World Run’.

    Everything will be different with the ‘Wings for Life World Run’: the whole spectrum of athletes from part-time joggers and amateurs to professional athletes can take part; the race has no fixed distance and every runner around the world will start at precisely the same time. Never in sporting history has an event like this been undertaken.

    Thousands of runners will set off on May 4, 2014 at 10am UTC along routes in up to 40 different locations on five continents in varying light and weather conditions. Runners in California will start at 3am local time while competitors in Germany will set off at midday and people in Taiwan have a 6pm start.

    This is all in aid of Wings for Life’s mission: to find a cure for spinal cord injury.”

    Very cool and for a great cause. Stoked that Cape Town was chosen as one of the locations.

    Now i know it’s a long way off, but you can sign up and register HERE.

    I’m totally gonna lay down a challenge to all you readers. See which Life is Savage reader can last the longest. May even have to rope in a Life is Savage team and compete against other blogs and media teams.

    Get involved!

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