Wings for Life World Run, a global race for charity, kicked off on the 4th of May under the banner slogan “Running for those who can't”. With this World Run, the single aim was to raise funds for spinal cord research through the Wings for Life charity.The official car partner for this Run was Volkswagen India.
More than 50,000 registered participants, from 164 countries, kicked off with simultaneous starts on 34 long-distance routes, in 32 countries, on 6 continents. In India, the Wings for Life World Run was flagged off at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, 4th May, in Sonipat, Haryana. The run was organised under the aegis of Government of Haryana and the Haryana Olympics Association. Volkswagen India, as Official Car Partner for the Wings for Life World Run in India, provided mobility support for the event.
Top athletes like Ashwini Ponnappa (top badminton doubles player), Tania Sachdev (Woman Grandmaster), Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt, Arjuna awaredee Rajkumar Sangwan, former captains of India womens hockey team Pritam Rani Siwach and Mamta Kharab, Commonwealth Games gold medalist Anisha Syed, and Arjuna awardee in wrestling Rajender Kumar participated in the run.