The Wings for Life World Run is a unique race experience, where the finish line chases you. Thousands of runners across 35 countries Worldwide will start running at the same time (12pm for us in the UK), half an hour later the chaser car (the finish line) will head off, slowly at first but gradually gaining speed. Your challenge? To run as far as possible before the car passes you.
But if that doesn't tempt you, here are five great reasons why you should join me on 3rd May...
1. Anyone Can Run
As there is no pre-determined distance, anyone can enter this event, whether you've only ever run a mile or you feel comfortable after 100. Check out the goal calculator to see how far you might run. Last year I ran 17km, so I'll be aiming to get even further this year.
2. Slower Runners Finish First
The finish line creeps up from behind, so the slower runners get to finish first. They'll get taken back by shuttle bus to recover at the paddock party with their free beer(!), leaving any speedy legs still out on the course.
3. 100% of Race Fees go to Charity
On 3rd May, our legs will be extra powerful. Not only will they do some epic running but every single penny of the race entry fees go towards Wings for Life, a spinal chord injury charity.
4. You Can Race from Home
Can't make the event at Silverstone, no problem, you can race remotely using the Selfie Run app. Once downloaded, choose your race track and start the timer. The app will count down to the release of the virtual chaser car and update you on its progress until you've been overtaken and your run has finished.
5. You Can Join My Team
This year, Wings for Life World Run is all about the teams. Races are always far better when you run with your friends, so I'd love to share this brilliant experience. You can sign up to team Eclectic Cake here and let me know below when you're in.