The global race, Wings for Life World Run, returns to South Africa on 8 May 2016. For the first time, the race will take place in Pretoria starting at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

Now in the heart of South Africa’s road running scene, the 2016 event has a unique route through Centurion and into quaint Irene before winding its way back toward SuperSport Park. (Detailed course info here.)

This is the world’s only race that has no finish line – instead, a catcher car chases down participants, ending their race as the car overtakes them. This allows everyone to set their own goal for the event – running as little as 5km or as much as 50km.

The Wings For Life World Run is one-of-a-kind adventure that takes place in 34 international locations simultaneously. Participants from all over the world run in varying light and weather conditions for one cause.

One hundred per cent of all entry fees and donations contributed by the Wings for Life World Run participants, and by the friends and families who support them to maximise their financial impact, goes to spinal cord research projects to help find a cure for spinal cord injuries.

The unique race format means that South Africans of all running abilities – from beginners to dedicated athletes – can take part, and competitors in wheelchairs are included.

Registration costs R250 per entry and all proceeds are donated to spinal cord research. Register and find out more at