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Written By Rob Smith - May 02 2018
This Sunday May 6 we join the world in supporting spinal cord injury research with our third instalment of Wings for Life Vancouver, in partnership with Red Bull.
Before Sunday there are a few things you should know to enjoy your full experience.
START/END LOCATIONRed Bull 1128 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2X6
START TIMEPlease be at Red Bull no later than 3:40am ready to start. Wings for Life will get underway at 4:00am sharp
FORMAT & ROUTE
You will run a course beginning at 4:00am that takes you down Davie to the seawall where you will begin the main route - left on the seawall all the way around False Creek to Mahony and Sons/Stamps Landing. From here you will turn around and run the seawall back in the direction you came, staying on the seawall all the way out to the Inukshuk in English Bay. From here you will turn around again and keep doing this point-to-point from the Inukshuk to Stamps Landing until the catcher bikes catch you.
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 time will stop. After you have been caught you can head back to Red Bull to enjoy the world broadcast on the big screen, some breakfast and coffee/tea.
WHAT YOU NEEDPlease come dressed to run in any conditions. There will be two water stations, one at each of the turn-around points (Inukshuk and Stamps Landing) but there will be no food available until breakfast (Vegan and GF options available). 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 the out-and-back course you will stay on until you are caught (note: the route does not include Davie and Homer St. The route is simply referenced for you to see how to get to the seawall at the beginning).
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.
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. You can donate more money to WFL by purchasing a limited edition cotton shirt available for $20.00 cash only at Vancouver Running Co. Thursday - Sunday and at Red Bull Sunday morning. All money raised from the shirts will go to Wings for Life. The shirts are unisex sizing. There will also be a post-race bar by donation with some refreshing morning cocktails.
See you Sunday bright and early!