A unique global race raising money for paralysis research is set to take place at the iconic Silverstone race track in May. The top 50 participants who raise the most money for Wings for Life’s invaluable spinal cord research programme will win a tour of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing factory.
Wings for Life Ambassador and four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel said: “I love the concept behind the Wings for Life World Run. It’s incredible that you can compete against your friends in countries all over the world at the very same time. Silverstone is the perfect location for the UK stop - an iconic racing track which will please runners but also Formula One fans. So swap your tyres for trainers, support Wings for Life and get training for this special global event!"
The first global race of its kind, The Wings for Life World Run will start at 11am at the world-famous Silverstone motor racing circuit. In 35 different locations around the world, thousands of runners of all abilities will unite and start running at the very same time. There is no finish line, instead competitors will be chased by an official World Run catcher car. Moving at a gradually accelerating pace, the catcher car will overtake the runners, eliminating them one by one until there are two global champions - the last man and woman left running in the world.
Already signed up to the race is former Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber, model Jodie Kidd, Wales international rugby player George North, international hurdler Dai Greene and former Scottish rugby star Thom Evans, who suffered a spinal cord injury aged 24, ending his rugby career. All of these ambassadors are doing their bit to support this incredible cause.
100% of the £40 entry fee will be donated to Wings for Life. You can then set up a fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving and start the competition to win an Infiniti Red Bull Racing factory tour. Entries close at midnight (GMT) on Sunday 27 April.
To find out more or to enter simply visit www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com and sign up to the UK race.