The 'Carlos Sainz 55 team' will race in Valencia for a good cause on May 8th
Carlos Sainz has signed up for the Wings For Life 2016 World Run, the race that Red Bull's non-profit foundation organizes each year to rise funds for scientific research related to spinal cord injuries.
The Wings For Life World Run is a benefic international event of epic proportions. Its founding principle is as unique as ambitious: to encourage people from all around the globe to run at the same time, on the same day and the very same hour, for those who can't. The winner is the one who spends the most time on the move without being eliminated by the Catcher Car.
On 2016, it will be celebrated on May 8th in 34 international cities, such as Munich, Melbourne, Santiago de Chile or the Spanish Valencia. When the race starts, a Catcher Car driven by a sports celebrity starts to make its way from each location. It serves as a moving chequered flag and it begins its duty just a few minutes after the runners. It eliminates runners along the way as it advances at constant speed.
Carlos will race along his father and his manager, Borja Ortiz-Echagüe. The Scuderia Toro Rosso driver has created a team, the 'Carlos Sainz 55' team that every racing supporter is free to enter to join forces. By racing together, the final standings of the team will show who went the furthest, the kilometers completed by all its members and the average per person. The more members it has, the further the team will travel!
About Wings for Life
Wings for Life is an international non-profit spinal cord research foundation founded by Red Bull. It funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe. Advancement in spinal cord research is largely base don private initiatives and public donations, as it is not considered a widespread condition and therefore government support or funding from pharmaceutical companies is limited.