Red Bull and Wings for Life gear up for 2012 Silverstone half marathon

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Team Principal Christian Horner and Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey will be swapping tyres for trainers on Sunday 11 March when they take part in the Silverstone Half Marathon to raise money for Wings for Life.

Running as key members of a Red Bull Racing Management Team, Christian and Adrian will be joined by other company employees and a team of Formula One fans who will have the chance to train with James De Montfort, Red Bull Racing’s Head Fitness Trainer. They will also receive a tour of the Team’s Factory in Milton Keynes.

The dedicated runners will be put through their paces at this sell-out event, each hoping to make it round three laps of the track.

Christian Horner, who has already been spotted running around the Jerez circuit with Adrian this week, commented: “Red Bull Racing is proud to be supporting Wings for Life at the Silverstone Half Marathon. They are an inspiring charity, which does great work for spinal cord research. I’m not sure I’m going to be setting any new lap records, but I’m looking forward to the event.”

Nikki Wilson, Head of Wings for Life UK commented: “The Silverstone Half Marathon is a brilliant event for Wings for Life to kick-start the beginning of a very exciting year of fundraising. We’re extremely grateful for all of the support given by our entrants and Red Bull Racing, which will be integral to another year of fundraising towards spinal cord research.”

Wings for Life is Red Bull Racing’s official charity, with logos featured on both Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber’s team kit and Formula One cars. Vettel, Webber and former Formula One driver David Coulthard are all ambassadors of the charity. Wings for Life was established in 2004 and is committed to finding a cure for spinal cord injury. The charity organises a range of fundraising events for supporters in the UK and Silverstone Half Marathon will kick off their 2012 fundraising calendar.