Niagara Falls was chosen as the host of the Canadian portion of a global race sponsored by Red Bull that raises money for spinal injury, called the Wings for Life World Run. The best part? 100% of the entry fee proceeds go to Spinal Cord Research.
35 cities in different countries from across the world will simultaneously begin this race at 7:00 am EST time. There is no official finish line, because this race is very unique. Sponsored by Red Bull, the goal is to try to stay ahead of “catcher cars” equipped with GPS. There is no set race distance, as the finish for all participants will be reached when each participant is overtaken by the catcher car that will be on course at each event location.
The Wings for Life World Run in Niagara Falls starts at Kingsbridge Park. The route then heads north on the Niagara Parkway along the picturesque Niagara River for 4 kilometers. At the intersection of Murray St. and Niagara Parkway, participants will then head south along Niagara Parkway, passing the majestic Niagara Falls twice. Participants will continue along Niagara Parkway for 17 kilometers, then head west into the town of Fort Erie. The track then follows a series of rural country roads, looping through 3 different districts including Niagara Falls, Welland, and Thorold. The run ends at the 100 kilometer mark just north of historic Lundy’s Lane. Refreshment stations and bus stops will be located every 5 kilometers along the route, where participants who have been passed by the catcher car will be shuttled back to the start gate at Kingsbridge Park.
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