24 March 2015

Honda partner with Wings for Life World Run

Honda is to sponsor the Wings for Life World Run in Ireland, as official vehicle partner for the second year, writes Trish Whelan.

This year's race takes place in Dun Laoghaire on 3 May. As vehicle sponsor for the Irish race, Honda will provide the official race and support cars for the event, including the unique moving finish line, a Honda CR-V Catcher Car to be driven by Munster and Irish International rugby player Simon Zebo.

On 3 May, runners of all abilities, fun runners and fanatics, young and old, will come together in Dun Laoghaire 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 35 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, the CR-V catcher car will begin to follow all runners. Driving slowly first, but increasing its speed at given periods, it is the moving finish line. The winner will be deemed the last person to be caught by the car, both in Ireland and globally.

Starting on the seafront in Dun Laoghaire at 12 noon on the day, Irish participants will run south towards Bray and Greystones. There's no static finish line, no set distance. Everyone finishes.

Registration is now open for everyone on www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com and all of the €20 entry fee will go directly to Spinal Cord Injury research.

Simon Zebo said he is delighted to be a part of the Irish event. "Every bit of help, every bit of encouragement and every person I can get to sign up and get involved can only do good for raising awareness and money for spinal cord research."

Adrian Cole, Managing Director of Universal Honda Ltd said they are proud to support Wings for Life here in Ireland and to have the Honda CR-V so centrally involved in the Irish event.

Pictured with the Honda CR-V Catcher Car are Honda Brand Ambassador Alison Canavan with Wings for Life Brand Ambassador Simon Zebo.