Register to take part in the world’s largest synchronised race

7 May 2017 

Returning for the fourth year, Wings for Life World Run, a unique synchronised charity race brings together runners of all levels around the world to run simultaneously, no matter what time it is in their location. Whether you think you can run 2km or 88km, Wings for Life sees participants of all abilities in 23 countries run day or night across 6 continents. Registration is now open for groups and individuals to sign up for the 2017 race in Cambridge with 100% of the entry fee going towards spinal cord research.

With over 130,000 participants racing worldwide the competition is stepped up with a ‘Catcher Car’ that sets off to catch up with the runners, driving slowly at first but increasing its speed as the race goes on. Once the car has over taken a runner they are automatically eliminated from the race, with the last runner to be caught crowned the global champion.

This year, Wings for Life World Run sees the return of a Selfie Run app that allows racers who can’t be at a race location to take part at the same time as the other runners, anywhere in the world with its very own virtual ‘Catcher Car’ within the app. The app also contains features to help with your training in the run up to race day.

No matter where they live, runners of all levels can sign up for any location of their choice. For more, including registration information and location updates, visit