GAA legends, Bernard Brogan and Joe Canning today confirmed they will both run the Irish race of the 2015 Wings for Life World Run, taking place on Sunday 3 May at 12.00pm in Dun Laoghaire.
On 3 May 2015 runners of all abilities, fun runners and fanatics, young and old, will come together in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin to run the Irish race of the Wings for Life World Run. They will join tens of thousands of other runners from six continents and 34 countries who will also start the race at the same time.
The Wings for Life World Run is a very unique race in that the finish line catches you. Thirty minutes after the athletes start, a catcher car will begin to follow all runners. Driving slowly first, but increasing its speed at given periods, the Catcher Car is the moving finish line. The winner will be deemed the last person to be caught by the car, both in Ireland and globally.
Galway hurling captain Joe Canning will be leading the 10km runners with Dublin footballer, Bernard Brogan guiding the 5km runners on 3 May, when the Wings for Life World Run comes to Dún Laoghaire.
Starting on the seafront in Dún Laoghaire, Irish participants will run south towards Bray and Greystones, enjoying the beautiful coastal views and scenic landscape of the East Coast. There’s no static finish line, no set distance. Everyone finishes.
Registration is now open for everyone on WingsForLifeWorldRun.com. All of the €20 entry fee will go directly to Spinal Cord Injury research.
International sports personalities and celebrities worldwide have rallied and became ambassadors as well as active participants. From Ireland these include Irish rugby player, Simon Zebo (Munster/Ireland), Bernard Brogan (Dublin GAA), Joe Canning (Galway GAA), Con Doherty (triathlete), Annalise Murphy (Irish sailor), Alison Canavan, Ruby Walsh, Bryan Cooper, Paul Carberry (and others through the Injured Jockey Fund).