The Australian leg of the Wings For Life World Run kicks off in Melbourne on May 3, with runners heading off into the night at 9pm. Lucky  us, right!? But here’s the thing: apparently running at night is actually better for you than running at other times of the day. Two studies from University of South Carolina show night running has loads of benefits from improved performance and stronger physiological response to more restorative sleep: "Evening exercise doesn't disrupt sleep in most people and sleep quality can improve following exercise," says head researcher Shawn Youngstedt, who found one to three hours of exercise helped volunteers fall into a deep, relaxing sleep just half an hour after finishing their exercise.

LED LENSER is proudly sponsoring the event, with all participants receiving a free LED LENSER headlamp to help light their way. If you're interested in joining us and helping to raise funds for spinal cord injury research, you can sign up at the website -   Wings For Life World Run 2015.