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How far could you run before the Catcher Car reaches you?

After raising £13,000 for spinal cord charity, The Wings for Life at an industry event in the City of London, the Leasing Foundation are now getting together a cross-industry team for The Wings for Life World Run.

This is a one-day event held across the globe, where everyone starts at the same time, worldwide. Professional athletes, fun runners and total beginners are all in it together against a moving finish line called the Catcher Car.

The Catcher Car begins its pursuit 30 minutes after the start, so you get half an hour to get as far away from it as you can.  The car passes runners and wheelchair users one after the other until the race is over. Results aren’t measured in time, but in distance achieved.

In the UK participants can experience the Wings for Life World Run remotely with the Wings for Life World Run App, or at an organised APP event in London, Bath, Manchester or Glasgow. 100% of all entry fees and donations go directly to spinal cord research to find a cure for spinal cord injury. The event takes place on Sunday May 7th at midday (UK time) and costs £18 per person.

In 2022, 165 countries worldwide, 161,892 participants from 192 nations came together to raise an incredible 4.7 million euros, with 100 percent of those funds going to cutting-edge spinal cord research that the foundation supports. Watch the video to find out more.

Nathan Mollett, chair of the Leasing Foundation, said:

“We decided we wanted to work with a charity that has a connection to our industry.  This helps create a sense of community – which in turn will help us retain the talent that we’ve worked hard to attract.  We also wanted to be able to make a difference.  As a charity close to our hearts, we’re very proud to be raising money for Wings for Life this year.”

Photo: Wings For Life