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Written By Rob Smith - April 27 2019
Sunday May 5 is coming up fast! Soon you will join the world in supporting spinal cord injury through your participation in Wings for Life World Run Vancouver.Before Sunday there are a few things you should know to enjoy your full experience.START/END LOCATIONLamplighter Public House 92 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2K8START TIMEPlease be at Lamplighter no later than 3:30am ready to start. You must check-in by 3:30am and be ready to run Wings for Life at 3:45am. Bags can be left at Lamplighter, however you are solely responsible for any lost items.FORMAT & ROUTE (see map)You will be joining Mike Shaw, Andrew Cho & Vancouver Running Co. from #TeamCoast2Coast in uniting Canadians to log 5550km across Canada all at the same time. Runners will depart from The Lamplighter Public House in Gastown & will run from Crab Park along Waterfront Rd, under the Conference Center, then back onto the Sea Wall before heading all the way around Lost Lagoon & back to Crab Park. The turnaround point is Crab Park, where runners will continue the same loop until they are caught by the virtual catcher cars (and bike).Catcher bikes? That's right! To coincide with the Wings for Life app we have two catcher bikes out on course timed with the world runs. When the catcher bikes pass you, your run is over and your run time will stop. After you have been caught you can head back to Lamplighter Public House to enjoy the world broadcast, some fresh breakfast and coffee/tea.WHAT YOU NEEDPlease come dressed to run in any conditions. There will be two water stations (no food), one at the turn-around point to head back through the route, and one just before the Lost Lagoon Loop at the foot of Denman. If you need gels and other nutrition be sure to pick that up before Sunday.We will provide each participant with a course map but for your reference this is an out-and-back course you will stay on until you are caught (note: the route begins through Gastown then over to Crab Park, but does not take that portion back until you are finished the run).Be sure to also join Team Coast2Coast so we can all contribute to the goal of running 5550km - you can do so here.Download the Wings for Life app for iOS and Android, have it all set-up and ready to go by 4:00am Sunday morning. The catcher bikes will work alongside the app to add some fun to being chased. Download links can be found here.HOW TO DONATE MORE TO WINGS FOR LIFEAll money raised from the Wings for Life World Run and App Run goes to spinal cord injury research so feel free to contribute at anytime