in Haryana was one of the 32 odd locations around the world that recently came
alive with thousands of athletes running for a cause. Wings for Life World Run,
a global race for charity, saw more that 50,000 participants taking part in the
race globally. Under the banner slogan ‘Running for those who can't,’ these
participants from 164 countries, kicked off with simultaneous starts on 34
long-distance routes, in 32 countries, on 6 continents! With this World Run,
the single aim was to raise funds for spinal cord research through the Wings
for Life charity.
India, the Wings for Life World Run was flagged off on May 4, 2014 in Sonipat.
The run was organised under the aegis of Government of Haryana and the Haryana
Olympics Association. Top athletes like Ashwini Ponnappa (top badminton doubles
player), Tania Sachdev (Woman Grandmaster), Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt, Arjuna
awaredee Rajkumar Sangwan, former captains of India womens hockey team Pritam
Rani Siwach and Mamta Kharab, Commonwealth Games gold medalist Anisha Syed, and
Arjuna awardee in wrestling Rajender Kumar participated in the run.
India, as Official Car Partner for the Wings for Life World Run in India,
provided mobility support for the event.
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