One of the biggest running events takes place on May 4, 2014, to raise funds for spinal cord injuries. The ‘Wings for Life World Run’ will see 150,000 people in 40 countries running to raise money to support research into finding a cure for spinal cord injury. It is estimated that around three million people are living with spinal injuries. Each year 130,000 will sustain a spinal cord injury, followed by paralysis, the main cause being traffic accidents.
Runners here will set out from Busselton in Western Australia at 6pm. The race has no fixed distance and every runner around the world starts at the same time. Competitors will have the chance to be the number one male or female athlete in the world. 100 per cent of the race entry fee will go to the Wings for Life foundation. Among those volunteering to be event ambassadors are ex-Formula One driver David Coulthard and surf icon Robby Naish.
The Australian ambassador for the event is ultra-runner Brendan Davies,(pictured).
To register go to: www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com