Scewo runs for those who can't

Together with wheelchair users we stood at the starting line of the Wings for Life World Run and drove/run for a good cause. In this report you will learn how this works in times of social distancing.

Natalie Covos – 06.05.2020

Scewo rides the World at Wings for Life

The participation in the Wings for Live World Run was a matteof our hearts 💗. Weeks before, we started looking for additional members to join our «Scewo rides the world» team. Fortunately, many people followed our call. So, in the end, we lined up at the virtual starting line as a team of 16. We were especially happy that three wheelchair users joined us; it is our intention to bring wheelchair users and pedestrians together to experience adventures together.

Together but seperately

In times of social distancing, racing in big groups is not possible – but racing on your own is. Via an app, we all stayed connected with each other. The app regularly told us how many kilometers we had already achieved and served as an ideal motivational boost to keep going. 💪 Nervousness increased as the virtual “broom wagon” approached. Because if it passes you, you are out of the race.

Our team ran a total of 217 kilometers. Quite an impressive performance, right? 😉 With our kilometers, we collected around 400 Euros, which will be donated entirely to spinal cord research.

Live on social media

Of course, we reported live about this event on our channels. Thanks to modern technology we had the chance to talk to two wheelchair users Boris and Barbara, who had joined our team. We asked them about their experience after the race. They had a lot of fun. We are already looking forward to being physically together at the starting line in another year. Would you also like to participate in this race with us in the future? Then subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media, so you do not miss it when it is time again. 😉

About Wings for Live (World Run)

Wings for Life is a non-profit, state-approved foundation for spinal cord research. Its goal is to find a cure for paraplegia. The Wings for Live World Run was first held in 2014 and now takes place annually. This year more than 77’000 people took part and ran for all those who can not. 100% of all entry fees and donations go directly to spinal cord research and contribute significantly to its research progress.

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