The organisers of the Wings for Life World Run have issued the following statement

“It is with a heavy heart but – given the current public health concerns – the decision has been made to cancel the Wings For Life World Run planned for 3rd May in Cambridge. We hope that the cancellation doesn’t cause you too much trouble and we wish you, your family and friends all the best in these challenging times. Wings for Life is an organisation that looks for a cure of spinal cord injury and, as you can imagine, health goes for us before anything else.

“We’re obviously all hugely disappointed but, thankfully, there is some good news. Due to the functionality within the Wings For Life World Run app, it is still possible to run wherever you are on 3rd May, in your personal attempt to outrun a virtual catcher car for however long you’re able to manage.

“We, of course, would still love for you to support Wings For Life by heading out on 3rd May as part of a global movement, but we, of course, regret that we are unable to gather for the main event in Cambridge. If you would still like to take part as an individual App Run instead, let us know and we can help you with switching your entry.

“All runners have been notified, and we will be updating the FAQs on our website in the coming days with details of refunds etc.

“Our mission to cure spinal cord injury remains and we are profoundly grateful for your amazing support. Thank you for your understanding and please take care of yourself.”