The leading energy drink in Nigeria, RedBull, will on Sunday, May 5, 2019 stage a run for charity tagged “The Wings for Life World Run” at the National Stadium Lagos. It is an initiative of the Wings of Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation that is dedicated to helping generate funds for research projects.
The event which will have celebrities and charity lovers from around the globe will join fitness lovers as they take part in the various lined up activities which include running, walking and rolling respectively both physically and virtually.
The foundation which was founded in 2004 has funded life-changing research projects and clinical trials across the globe. One hundred per cent of the funds raised from the global charity walk will be channelled toward the Wings for Life’s ultimate goal, which is to find a lasting solution to spinal cord injuries. Every step taken at the Wings for Life World Run and with the Wings for Life World Run App is a step in the right direction.
The most innovative part of the race is that participants will have a Virtual Catcher Car chase them, once the catcher car passes a runner that makes it a game over for the runner. At the end of the run, a global result list will be released and participants will be availed the opportunity to see the names of other participants at various locations across the globe.
Nigerians are enjoined to take part in the charity run by simply downloading the Wings for Life World Run App from the Apple store or Google Play. Equally, first-time participants can register for the Race Day- by signing up on the app- https://oar.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/app-runs.
In his comment about the upcoming charity run, Country Manager, RedBull Nigeria, Prashant Shetty, “the global event is aimed at raising awareness and support for those with spinal cord injuries. We urge participants to come out en masse with their kit pack, smiles and a great sense of fun to help our Organized App Run raise money and awareness for spinal cord injury by running for those who can’t, at the moment.”
“We will love to have Nigerian come to run! You don’t have to be a runner. You don’t have to cover miles but come with the willingness to share an amazing experience with the people around you. We’ll start at 12 pm on May 5,” he added.
The event promises to be a wonderful opportunity to rally your crew, get your family involved, challenge your colleagues and has loads of fun in the process. The more people are involved, the better the atmosphere and huge sense of fun.
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About the Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation
Worldwide, millions of people are dependent on a wheelchair after having sustained a spinal cord injury, most often as the result of a traffic accident or a fall. Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation with a single mission to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Since 2004, Wings for Life has funded life-changing research projects and clinical trials around the globe. While a cure is still to be found, steady progress has been made. One hundred per cent of the Wings for Life World Run entry fees and fundraising from this global running event will help work toward Wings for Life’s ultimate goal. Every step taken at the Wings for Life World Run and with the Wings for Life World Run App is a step in the right direction – http://www.wingsforlife.com