May 1st, 2019

A Race With No Finish Line

Wings For Life World Run, providing funds for spinal cord research, will be held in 12 countries including İzmir/Turkey on 5 May.

The event with the motto “Run For Those Who Can’t” is organized by the non-profit Wings For Life Foundation, and the full revenue raised by the registration fees is transferred to scientific spinal cord researches. While the race starts simultaneously in 12 countries, it is also possible to participate virtually by a smart phone application developed for the purpose. Detailed information can be reached at

Wings For Life World Run has no finish line. In each of the cities the event is held, the competitors who are caught by a car are considered to have finished the race. The Catcher Car gives the runners a 30-minute head start, then takes off. The last runner to be caught by the Catcher Car in İzmir becomes the Turkish winner, the last participant remaining in all cities is crowned the world champion. Last year, the global winner was Aron Anderson of Sweden who covered 89,85 kilometres in Sunrise, Florida before he was caught by the car. Murat Kaya with 62,01 kilometres was the winner in İzmir.

Timing services of Wings For Life World Run in İzmir is provided by Depar Timing in cooperation with the German company Datacapo.