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RedBull brings ‘Wings for Life World Run’ Charity to Lagos

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The leading energy drink in Nigeria, RedBull, will on Sunday May 5, 2019 stage a run for charity tagged “The Wings for Life World Run” at the National Stadium Lagos. It is an initiative of the Wings of Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation that is dedicated to help generate funds for research projects.

The event which will have celebrities and charity lovers from around the globe will join fitness lovers as they take part in the various lined up activities which include running, walking and rolling respectively both physically and virtually.

The foundation which was founded in 2004 has funded life-changing research projects and clinical trials across the globe. One hundred percent of the funds raised from the global charity walk, will be channeled toward the Wings for Life’s ultimate goal, which is to find lasting solution to spinal cord injuries. Every step taken at the Wings for Life World Run and with the Wings for Life World Run App is a step in the right direction.

The most innovative part of the race is that participants will have a Virtual Catcher Car chase them, once the catcher car passes a runner that makes it a game over for the runner. At the end of the run, a global result list will be released and participants will be availed the opportunity to see the names of other participants at various locations across the globe.

Nigerians are enjoined to take part in the charity run by simply downloading the Wings for Life World Run App from the Apple store or Google Play. Equally, first time participants can register for the Race Day- by signing up on the app- https://oar.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/app-runs.

In his comment about the upcoming charity run, Country Manager, RedBull Nigeria, Prashant Shetty, “the global event is aimed at raising awareness and support for those with spiral cord injuries. We urge participants to come out en masse with their kit pack, smiles and great sense of fun to help our Organized App Run raise money and awareness for spinal cord injury by running for those who can’t, at the moment.”

“We will love to have Nigerian come to run! You don’t have to be a runner. You don’t have to cover miles but come with the willingness to share an amazing experience with the people around you. We’ll start at 12pm on May 5,” he added.

The event promises to be a wonderful opportunity to rally your crew, get your family involved, challenge your colleagues and have loads of fun in the process. The more people are involved, the better the atmosphere and huge sense of fun.

 

About the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation

Worldwide, millions of people are dependent on a wheelchair after having sustained a spinal cord injury, most often as the result of a traffic accident or a fall. Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation with the single 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 a cure is still to be found, steady progress has been made. One hundred percent of the Wings for Life World Run entry fees and fundraising from this global running event will help work toward Wings for Life’s ultimate goal. Every step taken at the Wings for Life World Run and with the Wings for Life World Run App is a step in the right direction – http://www.wingsforlife.com

 

About the Wings for Life World Run

On one day each year the Wings for Life World Run is held simultaneously in numerous locations and via the App across the world, everyone starting at the same time, whether day or night, and all with the same goal – to raise money for the Wings for Life Foundation. Under its unique format, participants run as far as they can until they are passed by a moving finish line, the “Catcher Car,” which chases runners along the course or virtual in the App, gradually getting faster until each participant has been caught. This moving finish line allows participants of any ability to complete the run – the slower ones are passed early while ultra athletes go on for hours. 100% of entry fees and donations goes toward helping to find a cure for spinal cord injury; and in the fifth editions since it was launched in 2014, the World Run has attracted more than 500,000 people from 193 nationalities to participate in more than 66 countries across all seven continents.

 

The Wings for Life World Run App

The Wings for Life World Run App allows everyone, everywhere, to join the global movement. By activating the App, runners can take part in the Wings for Life World Run, chased by a virtual Catcher Car, at the same time as all Wings for Life World Runners across the globe. People can set out their own course when running individually with the App and in many locations around the world Organized App Runs take place, where people run in groups using the App.

 

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Hyperlocal weather data and highly precise weather forecasts are provided by the global digital weather service UBIMET to enable athletes to perfectly prepare for event weather conditions.

 

 

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