Support our ambitious quest to form the world’s largest team to participate in the 2019 Wings for Life World Run - the premier fund raising initiative of the Wings For Life Foundation.
The Wings for Life Foundation was established back in 2004 to support research into treatment for spinal cord injuries and paraplegia.
When you participate in the Wings for Life World Run, you know you’re making an impact. 100% of all entry fees and all donations raised through fundraising campaigns go directly to life-changing spinal cord research projects and clinical trials at renowned universities and institutes worldwide.
The nonprofit Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation is a driving force behind the mission, and Red Bull covers the foundation’s administrative costs in full as well as costs for the Wings for Life World Run.
Date: Sunday 5 May, 2019
Location: Monash Freeway!
Options: Run until the Catcher-Car catches you!
The 2019 Wings for Life World Run is no ordinary run. It’s a global race that takes place in more than 30 different locations around the world – Germany, Spain, Canada, UK, Netherlands, Argentina, Australia and more.
Runners from all countries start at the same time. So, where runners in New York start in the morning, runners in London start at around midday and here in Melbourne we start in the evening at 9.00pm.
And there’s no finish line. Instead, runners race to keep ahead of the Catcher Car that takes off 30 minutes after the start at 15km/h, steadily increasing its speed, precisely synced across the globe, until the last runners have been caught – the winners being the last male and female runner who are caught.
How to register
Step 1 - Register via the official Wings for Life event website here. Ensure you join the Team Monash team when prompted to join a team.
Step 2 - Please also register your details with Monash University's Team Monash Wings for Life team, to ensure you will receive all the relevant info on the event offers specific to Team Monash members!
6 Week training plan
Join your fellow runners at Clayton and Caulfield Campus and build up your training to be your best at this event!
Mondays, Caulfield campus: Foyer, Building S
Tuesdays, Clayton campus: Tennis Pavilion
Bookings NOT required, just show upon the day! Info sessions will commence at 5.30pm, with the run session starting at 6pm.
What fitness levels?
All fitness levels are catered for from elite to beginner!
WEEK 1 - TOPIC: What Is Wings For Life World Run
Monday March 18 - Caulfield
Tuesday March 19 – Clayton
WEEK 2 - TOPIC: How to build your running Endurance for Wings for Life
Monday March 25th - Caulfield
Event relevance: Facts and figures about the furthest distances run. Mindset of going long.
Ambassador / Influencer: Kirstin Bull (Ambassador)
WEEK 3 - TOPIC: Why strength is important for runners
Tuesday April 2 - Clayton
Event relevance: First section of the WfL Run is gradual uphill. What type of strength training do we do as a runner?
WEEK 4 - TOPIC: How to pace yourself at Wings for Life and in your training
Monday April 8 - Caulfield
Event relevance: Wings For Life World Run requires a decent speed, how do you work up to running at higher speeds?
Ambassador / Influencer: Courtney Atkinson (Elite Runner)
WEEK 5 - TOPIC: Roll, Rest and Recovery for your Wings for Life Training
Tuesday April 16 - Clayton
Event relevance: How to prevent injury
Ambassador / Influencer: Matt Pool (Ironman Runner)
WEEK 6 - TOPIC: Final Preparations & Getting Race Ready!
Tuesday – April 30 - Clayton
Event relevance: Instructions on how / where to pick up packs - ready for running in the dark (fluro tee / night light)
Sunday May 5 – EVENT DAY!