Apr 10, 2016

Carlos Sainz will drive the catcher car in the Wings for Life Run

Remember you can join his team 'Carlos Sainz 55'

Madrid, April 10th 2016.- Carlos Sainz has been appointed driver for Spain's Wings For Life World Run catcher car. The event will happen on the upcoming May 8th in Valencia. The Scuderia Toro Rosso driver will participate in a very peculiar way in the foundation's benefic race, whose aim is to raise funds for scientific research on spinal cord injuries.

Carlos will start his duty 30 minutes after the beginning of the race –13:00 Spanish Time– and will drive at a constant 15 kilometers/hour pace before slowly picking up his rhythm up to 35 as he catches runners along the way. Their participation in the event will be over as soon as they're caught by this moving goal.

Spanish runner José Antonio Redolat has designed a 100 kilometers-long track that will feature some areas of the old Valencia Street Circuit, home to the European Grand Prix of Formula 1 between 2008 and 2012. Will there be any athlete capable of completing it? For now Wings for Life Run record stands at an outstanding 78,57 kilometers mark.

Carlos' involvement in the Wings for Life Run is going to be one of the highlights of an event that will happen simultaneously in 34 countries worldwide. Inscription fees will be donated to scientific research on spinal cord injuries. Everybody at the Wings for Life Run will be running for those who can't, and you can join too. You can even race in Carlos' team! To do so, is as simple as clicking here and completing your registration.