Jog, walk or run along the stunning coastline of Zadar and next to the Adriatic sea along with over 30 other cities around the world, including Vienna, Santiago, Melbourne and Dubai, who will be taking part on the same day in support of the spinal cord research charity Wings for Life
This global event will be lighting up cities all over the world on the 7 May, starting at the same time just in different locations all around the globe. This means there is also a global list of successful runners and your contribution goes towards making a global impact.
The race will start next to the Roman Foram and St. Donatus' Church in Zadar the Croatian Wings for Life Run with runners making their way through the stunning city of Zadar on this global charity run that really makes a difference and past Croatia's truly spectacular coastline. The race finally ends in the small town of Primosten after runners have passed through Biograd, St. Filip, Jakov, Drage and Pirovac.
The other thing that makes Wings for Life so unique is that there is no finish line. The race has a moving finish line (also known as a catcher car) that catches up with you, when it reaches you your race is over. This means people's distances can be extremely varied – the current record is 88.44km!
The race is now into its fourth year, and has seen over 280,000 people across 38 countries and from 193 nationalities take part in the race. The event has also raised more than 13 million euros since it was established!
100% of the entrance fees paid to take part go to spinal cord research charity Wings for Life – a life-changing cutting edge charity that runs clinical trials and research at leading universities and institutes all over the world. The Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research is the reason for participants taking part in the event, and Red Bull covers all of the admin costs and the cost of the run. Donations to the charity can be made on the website or in the form of a sponsorship.
Who can take part?
The race is for everyone and anyone, and in fact encourages all abilities to take part in the run. The event organisers also encourage serious athletes as well as those who prefer to run in a crazy costumes.
The event accommodates wheelchair runners and wheelchair participants can compete at the same time as the runners as long as your wheelchair adheres to the event's special rules.
The event will have its own expo centre where you can pick up everything you need for the race, as well as food and drink, merchandise and leave your clothes and belongings. The expo will also feature a TV showing highlights of the race to spectators from afar.
To take part in the race you must sign up online. Race fees cost 100,00 HRK before 31 January and 150,00 HRK from the 1 February – entry to the race closes on 3 May at 13:00.