Wings for Life returns to Santa Clarita

by Kimberly Pressler 855 views0

On May 3rd, 2015, the world will once again run for those who can’t.

In 35 countries across the globe, thousands will take off at the very same time. (11a.m. UTC) As if that wasn’t unique enough, the race has no finish line! Instead the runners are followed by a Catcher Car, which takes off 30 minutes after the start. The last athlete to be caught- wins.

Among the thousands running for a good cause, will be Newhall’s own, Jeannie Rutherford who was the 2014 Wings for Life female division winner, who won right here in Santa Clarita.

Jeannie’s prize for winning the female division of the race was to choose a global location to run in 2015 and she chose Leper, Belgium, which she will be attending with her husband Mark and two children next week.

As a Team USA Duathlon member, Jeannie is use to running. In prepping for this year’s race however, she has found a new appreciation for logging in the miles, especially after meeting Wings for Life ambassador Tamara Mena. “Meeting Tamara at the end of last year’s race was so inspiring,” said Rutherford. “Every time I go out for a run and I’m to tired and don’t want to do it, I think of her. The fact is I still can do this and I need to do this.”

If you or someone you know would like to run for a good cause, there is still time to register. The entry fee is $50 and 100% of the funds raised from race registration go directly to the Wings for Life Foundation in support of Spinal Cord Research.

Online registration is officially closed, but you can also sign up in person at the

Westfield Valencia Town Center

24251 Town Center Dr.

Valencia, CA 91355

May 2 from noon –8pm

May 3 from 2:30am – 3:30am

Registration closes just before the race start time of 4 a.m.

As the clock ticks down on a race for global supremacy, will you be there to run for those who can’t?

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