11th Wings for Life World Run bigger than ever

Amsterdam, May 8th, 2024

It’s a record!

11th Wings for Life World Run is bigger and better than ever, raising over eight million Euros for spinal cord research

Global partner TP Vision (Philips Sports Headphones) joins a record 265,818 global participants in running for those who can’t

The 11th Wings for Life World Run has broken all records to become the largest running event in the world.

Taking place on Sunday May 5th, the 11th annual global event attracted a record number of participants with 265,818 runners – from 192 nations and 165 countries – taking part and running a total of 2,036,495Km to raise an amazing €8,104,499.

Once again, the event was officially supported by TP Vision, both as the event’s Global Headphone Partner – via the Philips Sports Headphones brand – and also through multiple company teams joining as active participants in locations throughout the world.

Over 300 employees of TP Vision actively participated along with more than 3000 consumers who joined the event via a Philips Sports Headphones’ activation in countries including Poland, Sweden, Denmark and Brazil.

National TP Vision teams also also worked together with local Wings for Life World Run teams to organise local events where participants could run together. Local runs were organised in Poland, Denmark, Sweden, and Brazil just to mention a few.
And as the Wings for Life World Run Global Headphones Partner, TP Vision made Philips Sport headphones available for many participants to try while completing their local run.

Wings for Life is a not-for-profit foundation supporting research projects and clinical studies worldwide with the goal of finding a cure for spinal cord injury. The Wings for Life World Run event has been held every year since 2014 with hundreds of thousands of people globally running on behalf of those who can’t.

Everyone gets to finish and this year the worldwide participants covered an average 11.5 kilometres before the Catcher Car – the moving finishing line – caught and passed them. All results are available to see at www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com

Commenting on the event Kostas Vouzas of TP Vision said: ‘We are delighted to be able to play a part in this fantastic event that continues to grow year on year. Congratulations once again to the whole of the Wings for Life World Run team and to all of the many participants for creating such a successful, enjoyable and well-run day. It’s fantastic that our Philips Sports Headphones can play an active part for such a worthy cause and congratulations to team TP Vision and all our employees and customers for running for those who can’t.’

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About TP Vision

TP Vision Europe B.V. (‘TP Vision’) is registered in the Netherlands, with its head office in Amsterdam. TP Vision is a wholly owned company of TPV Technology Limited (‘TPV’), which is one of the world’s leading monitor and TV manufacturers.

TP Vision is a consumer electronics key player in TV and audio entertainment. TP Vision concentrates on developing, manufacturing and marketing Philips-branded TV sets (Europe, Middle East, South America, India and selected countries in Asia-Pacific) and Philips-branded audio products (globally) under trademark license by Koninklijke Philips N.V. We combine the strong Philips brand with our product development and design expertise, operational excellence, and industry footprint of TPV. We believe in creating products that offer a superior audio and visual experience for consumers.

About Wings for Life World Run

Coordinated through the Wings for Life World Run App, the event’s format is part of the fun: All runners and wheelchair users start at exactly the same time, 11:00 UTC. Thirty minutes later, the Catcher Car – a moving finish line – begins pursuit, and once passed, a participant’s race is done. With a Virtual Catcher Car, the Wings for Life World Run App even makes it possible for participants to set their own course wherever they are. Everyone is a finisher, and everyone is connected to feel the joy and excitement of a truly global event. Join us! For more information visit: www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com

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