Youth icon and Bollywood celebrity Ayushmann Khurrana was in Delhi today to announce the 2nd edition of Wings For Life World Run on May 3, 2015. Other local ambassadors, Maj. DP Singh, CS Santosh, Tania Sachdev and Mr. Param Vir Rathee, President, Haryana Olympic Association also graced the event to show their support for the cause and propagate the message of ‘running for those who can’t’.
On Sunday, May 3, 2015, thousands of runners will participate in the second edition of Wings for Life World Run – a unique run taking place, simultaneously, across 6 continents, and 35 countries.
In India, the race will kick off at 4:30 pm local time, from Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Gurgaon, and is being organized under the Aegis of Government of Haryana and the Haryana Olympics Association.
Ayushmann said, “Wings for Life World Run is one of the most unique runs I’ve come across till date. Participating in the world run is a great opportunity for everyone around the globe to come together for one purpose, running for those who can’t. This is for an excellent cause and I’m thrilled to be associated with Wings For Life. I’m also looking forward to running myself!”
“I am honored to be a part of this amazing initiative. Being an athlete myself, I can’t imagine not being able to move because of an injury. This is why I’ve associated with this noble cause. Also, after having dealt with quite a few challenges myself, I’m looking forward to facing this new endurance format.” said CS Santosh.
“I have been through tough, trying times in life and was almost declared dead. The research that Wings for Life is doing for spinal cord injury is very impressive and gives hope to a lot of people. Hence, I completely support the work that Wings For Life is doing. This is a cause that everyone should support by participating in the run before 26th April, 2015” said Major DP Singh.
“Wings for Life World Run is not only an exceptional sports event, but also a very tough challenge. I’m glad to take this up and be a part of this global effort for spinal cord research”, Tania added.
Running in the Wings for Life World Run will be professional athletes, passionate amateurs, medal-winning Olympians, charity ambassadors, and everyone who chooses to participate. Expected to last for six hours, this is a race for runners of all levels. Sports supernovas like Daniel Ricciardo, David Coulthard, are few of the event ambassadors who have decided to run for those who cannot!
Tens of thousands of runners and wheelchair users, fanatics and first-timers, will come together to create a spine-tingling community, in this global phenomenon with its global goal.