Hard Rock Stadium will be the new host site for the world’s biggest race, the Wings for Life World Run, when it celebrates its seventh year in Florida on Sunday, May 3. The six previous years were held in Sunrise, Florida.
Moving the race to Hard Rock Stadium will provide an exciting new route for return runners and will give much easier access to participants from the Miami-area. Since the Wings for Life World Run has no set distance, this allows participants of all skill levels to take part, support the cause, and run a personal race unique to their ability, whether that’s a 5k or an ultramarathon.
The race, which will begin at 7 a.m. EST, is unlike traditional runs because it has no finish line. The Wings for Life World Run finish line is mobile – and begins BEHIND the participants. The iconic Catcher Car starts its engine 30 minutes after the global run begins, chasing down the runners one by one until the very last remains. Whether participants are looking to spend a fun day with friends or aiming to achieve high performance, the thrill of trying to stay ahead of the Catcher Car often motivates them to achieve more than they imagined.
Last year, over $4 million was raised for spinal cord injury research and organizers will look to top that number in 2020. Every year, 100% of entry fees are applied to Wings for Life, a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation with the mission to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Since 2004, Wings for Life has funded life-changing research projects and clinical trials around the globe.
While thousands are expected at Hard Rock Stadium, over 120,000 participants will take part in races all over the globe. The Wings for Life World Run will be live-streamed worldwide so that people can follow the dozen official race locations and see who will be the last man and woman to be caught by the Catcher Car.
For more information and to register for this year’s event, go to www.wingsforlife.com.