The Wings for Life World Run is a global running and wheelchair event for athletes of all abilities, with a single mission: to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for spinal cord injury, established by the two-time motocross world champion Heinz Kinigadner. Involving 25 countries around the world, this year the first race took place in the beautiful City of Cambridge at Parker’s Piece and heads past the historic university, over the River Cam and out into the very, very flat Fenlands.
One of the unique features of the Wings For Life World Run is that it is open to anyone and everyone of the age of 18 years old. Whether you want to run walk 4km, run 10km or race to 80km…it’s up to you, set your own goal.
Showforce were delighted when Innovision requested our crewing services for this annual event. Supplying 6 crew over 3 consecutive days as well as a Rough Terrain Masted Forklift and a Telescopic Handler. The crew worked on the Heras fencing, sectioning off the race from the public. Being the only team on site, Showforce crew spent the majority of their time supporting the production team.
3,500 men and women took part in the race. Jacek Cieluszecki of Poland was crowned the UK male champion and Nikolina Šustić of Croatia took the title for the women. They covered impressive distances of 68.8km and 55.41km respectively before being caught by Formula One star David Coulthard in the Catcher Car. Justin Levene, won the male wheelchair race, covering a distance of 32km while Martyna Snopek took the title at 16km. The race managed to raise a remarkable £6.8 Million for research to find a cure for spinal cord injuries, beating last year’s result.