When you get out for a run in early May in Austria, you would expect spring to be in full swing. However, instead of looking at beautiful green meadows, blooming flowers and leafed trees, all we saw was white when we first got up in the morning. Yes, it snowed about 10 cm (4 inches) overnight – everything but ideal for our planned Worldrun. For those of you not familiar with it, the Wings for Life Worldrun is a global running competition held on the first weekend of May since 2014 to collect funds for the Wings for Life foundation. Its goal is to find a cure for spinal cord injuries and paraplegia, hence the “We run for those who can’t” slogan.
By the time we took off from the starting line in Bad Ischl, the snow had turned into rain. Of course this didn’t stop us at all from having a great day out with the rewellio team, especially with our goal in mind: to run for those who can’t and to raise as much money as possible through our registration fees and donations. As many of rewellio’s stroke community are training hard to walk again, the motto of the run could not be more appropriate and more motivating for us. But please don’t take my word for it, watch the below video to see our team’s spirit and sheer passion for what it did on the day of the race and what it does everyday developing innovative rehabilitation software for stroke patients.
Team rewellio at the Wings For Life Worldrun.
A day like this cannot be wrapped up without saying thank you to the many involved. A big shout out of course to all rewellio team members for coming out on this special Sunday event! Kudos also to all of our friends and families joining us. A huge thank you as well to the HerzReha Bad Ischl running for Team Tina and their supporters from Exciting-Fit, who shared this great run with us. And last but not least, thank you Wings For Life for putting together this awesome annual running event and for featuring rewellio live across your broadcasting TV channels (see last scene in the video above). We can’t wait to do it again next year, the weather can only get better ;)