Suunto is incredibly proud to partner with Redbull’s Wing For Life.
In support of the Wings for Life World Run, we are giving back 10% of online sales in Australia on the Suunto 9 and Sunnto 9 Baro for the period of 5 April 2019 to 5 May 2019. All proceeds will be transferred to the Wings for Life Foundation.
Use the code: WINGSFORLIFE
But wait, what is Wings For Life?
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.
Every single cent you raise, including your entire sign-up fee for this charity run, goes towards finding a cure for spinal cord injury through the Wings for Life foundation. Already the foundation has funded 191 projects globally with that one goal in mind…a cure.
More than half a million participants have already run in the past five editions to help the ground-breaking research. As always, at 11am UTC (9:00 PM AEDT) on the first Sunday of May 2019, runners and wheelchair participants across the planet will all start racing at exactly the same time ahead of the event’s Catcher Car finish line.
The Wings for Life World Run is inspirational and inclusive. Anyone – from beginners to international athletes – can sign up. Colin Jackson, a two-time athletics world champion, is the event sports director. He said: “The Wings for Life World Run is a truly global event open to all ability of runners and wheelchair competitors all coming together in the name of making a truly ground-breaking difference in spinal cord research.”
Three ways to take part
Three options make it easy to participate with everyone else around the globe. Which will you choose?
1. Event Run: If you like the vibe of running with a huge group, sign up for one of the Event Runs being held worldwide, a Wings for Life World Run experience where the Catcher Car is real but no less precisely timed.
Australia: Sunday, 5 May 2019 in Melbourne, 9:00 PM AEDT
Register here: https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/au/en/melbourne/
2. Organized App Run: If you register to run against the virtual Catcher Car of the Wings for Life World Run App, you can set up your own run with friends and family or you join one of the other organized groups forming around the world – a chance for camaraderie whether close to home or in a dream destination.
Australia: Sunday, 5 May 2019
- Sydney: https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/au/en/app-run-sydney/
- Manly: https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/au/en/app-run-manly/
- Newcastle: https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/au/en/app-run-newcastle/
- Brisbane: https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/au/en/app-run-brisbane/
- Adelaide: https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/au/en/app-run-adelaide/
3. Individual App Run: For maximum flexibility, sign up to use the Wings for Life World Run App and run solo on race day – setting your own course to run wherever you want, wherever you are.
Mark your calendar now and get ready for a race experience you’ll never forget. Sunday, May 5, 2019: The sixth edition takes off around the world at 11am UTC.
Spinal cord injury research projects and clinical trials are in progress, but they need your help to continue and find a cure. Sign up to participate or donate now at www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com.