Run with the world!

Entries for the South African edition of the Wings for Life World Run are now open for individuals and teams.

This year, SuperSport Park in Centurion will play host to the only African leg of the event.

The Wings For Life World Run takes place in 34 international locations, simultaneously. This means that South Africans will both start and race with thousands of participants from around the world, all running in varying light and weather conditions for one cause – finding a cure for spinal cord injury.

There is no finish line. Instead, a catcher car chases down participants, ending their race once the car overtakes them. This allows each person to set their own goal for the event. Some will run as little as five kilometres; others will aim for the World Champion crown.

One hundred percent of all entry fees globally go to the Wings For Life Foundation, which funds numerous research projects determined to improve treatment for spinal cord injuries and ultimately, find a cure.

The event will take place on Sunday, May 8. The starter gun goes off at 13:00, local time.

Ari Seirlis is the CEO of the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and managing editor of Rolling Inspiration. email:

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