Wings for Life World Run in Dubai

Dubai will be the first Middle Eastern city to host a run that raises money towards curing spinal-cord injuries.
Dubai will host a run that raises money towards finding a cure for spinal-cord injuries.

It is the only Middle Eastern city hosting the Wings for Life World Run, organisers announced on Sunday.

The race, scheduled for May 3, is a fundraiser for the Wings for Life research foundation on spinal-cord injuries, which affect almost three million people worldwide, the foundation says.

The run has raised US$4 million (Dh1.5m) since its first event last year. Leading causes of spinal-cord injuries are traffic accidents and falls. Participants can register at All fees are donated to funding research.

Published: December 21, 2014 04:00 AM