Over 100 Melbourne runners came together in preparation for the Wings for Life World Run that is set to take place on Sunday 8th May 2016, in 34 locations globally.
Last night, taking to the Queen Victoria Gardens for a pre-event training run of their own, local running group ‘The Crosbie Crew’ pounded the pavement, with Wings For Life World Run ambassador Rhiannon Tracey also on site to give a few words of encouragement.
The unique format of the Wings For Life World Run sees participants run throughout the night and in to the early hours of the morning as the finish line chases them – that’s right there’s no set finish line. Instead, a catcher car will take off thirty minutes after the starting whistle and slowly ‘catch’ runners until only one person in the world is left running.
Chase car driver for the 2016 Wings for Life World Run Melbourne Tim Crosbie with the Chase car at the Queen Victoria Gardens in Melbourne on Tuesday 5th April, 2016. Picture: Mark Dadswell/Red Bull Content Pool
Tim Crosbie – Wings For Life World Run Ambassador and head of ‘The Crosbie Crew’ – will be driving the catcher car for the official Melbourne race in May this year. However, for this practice run, he swapped the car for a bike, chasing down the runners until there was one team left standing.
2016 Wings For Life race ambassador Dion Finocchiaro completes a lap during the Melbourne Crosbie Crew Training Session at the Queen Victoria Gardens in Melbourne on Tuesday 5th April, 2016. Picture: Mark Dadswell/Red Bull Content Pool