There’s a lot of extra after work running happening here in MK which means it must be nearly time for the brilliant Wings for Life World Run.

On May 5th, the annual event welcomes participants from all over the globe to take up the challenge and run for those who can’t. We’re thrilled to be getting involved again not least because team members and fans who have taken part over the years have helped to raise over €20 million for crucial research projects around the world.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, the World Run is a completely unique (and massively fun) experience. For starters, it’s the only race where every participant is sure to finish because the finish line chases you! 30 minutes after the race start, the fiendish Catcher Car is let loose, gradually catching up with runners along the course until each one is passed.

In addition, the race is a true coming together of likeminded folks as participants all around the world start the race at exactly the same time. So you might start in the morning where you are, but your bestie on the other side of the world might be running at night! What an amazing way to share the experience.

Want to get involved? There are loads of global event locations to pick from but if you can’t find one nearby, bring the World Run to you! The Wings for Life World Run App enables you to choose your own course and get chased by a Virtual Catcher Car no matter where you are. You can also find others and meet up for an Organized App Run together for extra fun and inspiration, something which has proven super popular in recent years.

Whatever kind of runner you are, the Wings for Life World Run welcomes you. You’ll be taking part alongside fun runners, serious athletes, wheelchair participants and more, all with the same goal – to raise vital funds to help find a cure for spinal cord injury.

To find out more and sign up, go here: Tip: Choose your location soon because some are selling out fast! 100% of your entry fee goes to spinal cord research.

Good luck!