Over 100,000 people will run at the same time across the world on May 7.

The annual “Wings For Life World Run” an event raising funds for the spinal cord research foundation ‘Wings For Life’ will see participants across 35 countries competing in the 2017 event, with over 3,000 expected to participate in Melbourne.

The not –for–profit foundation’s mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury, funding world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.

Sports Media & Entertainment 360 is delighted to be managing the Melbourne leg of the global running event this year, with 100% of the entry fees going towards spinal cord research.

The event is characterised by “the catcher car” instead of a finish line. Participants are given a half hour head start before the car begins driving the course and they must drop out once caught. Starting at 15km/h, the speed will increase periodically, at the same time all over the world, until all runners are caught.

2016 winners Barry Keem (Aus) and Dominika Stelmach (POL) ran 65km and 55kms respectively.

The Course is on the Monash Freeway southbound, commencing on the Toorak Road on-ramp.

The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00pm on Sunday 7 May 2017 and will conclude once the last runner has been overtaken by the catcher car. Corresponding runners will be running in Austria, Italy, Germany at 1:00pm, USA at 4:00am and Mexico at 5:00am.

For more information on the event go to : https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/au/en/