In the only worldwide race where the finish line catches you, the Wings for Life World Run returns to Santa Clarita, Calif for the fourth consecutive year on May 7, 2017. Instead of a traditional finish line, this global charity event to find a cure for spinal cord injury, held simultaneously in 24 locations across the globe, has introduced the 'Catcher Car,' an innovative moving finish line that takes off 30 minutes after the start.
This ambitious global movement has now raised more than $16 million across three years, wiht 100% of all entry fees directed to spinal cord inury research. In 2016 Italian ultra-marathoner Giorgio Calcattera set a new run record covering a whopping 54.95 miles before being overtaken by the Catcher Car to capture the men’s global title. In the female division, it was Japan’s Kaori Yoshida who ran 40.83 miles to take the women’s global title.
The Santa Clarita race will begin at 4 am PT at the Westfield Valencia Town Center. Worldwide locations for the Wings for Life World Run include Japan, Russia, Denmark, Canada and United Arab Emirates in the world’s only global race with a synchronized starting line. Go to www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com to register to run and to find info on the race.