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Emma’s running for those who can’t

Emma’s running for those who can’t

Emma Schultz, Tanunda is running for those who can’t in the Wings for Life World Run in Adelaide on May 7.

The Wings for Life World Run is an annual event, and this year is being brought to Adelaide through their smart phone app.

It is a global event, meaning participants all over the planet will come together on May 7 11:00 a.m. UTC and begin the race at precisely the same time.

For Emma and the rest of the South Australians, the Adelaide run commences at 8.30 p.m on the Sunday.

The organisation Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation, with a mission of finding a cure for spinal cord injury. 

They fund world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord, with 100 percent of all donations supporting this.

The event involves setting your own goal to run as far as you can for spinal cord research and to run for those who can’t. 

This race is different because it doesn’t have a finish line, instead the finish line catches up to you. 

Thirty minutes after the race begins, the moving finish line, known as the ‘catcher car’ (or for Adelaide, the virtual Catcher car through the app) begins to catch up to runners until the last participants have been caught. 

“Personally, my goal is to complete at least five kilometres and I will encourage myself and friends to run for as far as we can together,” said Emma.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.