RUN IN THE DARK 13th NOVEMBER 2013 at 7:30pm
Run in the Dark is a running event held simultaneously in 5 official mass participation locations - Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Manchester and London with further official pop up locations being announced.
The Run in the Dark team wants to support Mark Pollock to explore the frontiers of recovery for people with spinal cord injuries by creating a global fundraising community through sport.
Join us on Wednesday 13th November at one of our official locations, one of our official pop ups or create your own Run in the Dark community in your area. For your own event contact us at email@example.com
Your entry fee will help Mark to explore the frontiers of
recovery from spinal cord injury.
Mark fell from a second story window in 2010. He broke his back and the damage to his spinal cord left him paralysed. Cruelly, this was not Mark’s first tragedy. 12 years earlier, he lost his sight.
As the blind adventure athlete lay in hospital, paralysed and broken, his supporters created Run in the Dark to fund his ambition to walk again. Now Mark is using his body for research as he walks in Ekso robotic legs and follows an aggressive physical therapy programme.
Mark Pollock Trust and Wings for Life, the global spinal injury research charity, will benefit directly from your Run in the Dark entry. You can also fundraise for a charity close to your heart, or just run for fun!
An estimated 3,000,000 are living with a spinal cord injury across the world and every year at least 130,000 more people are affected. Spinal cord injury affects people of all ages and backgrounds and is most commonly caused through road traffic accidents, falls, illness or sports. Spinal cord injury happens in a moment, but the impact lasts a lifetime. After an injury most people live through months if not years of rehabilitative therapy. There is currently no medical treatment available to repair the injured spinal cord.
Wings for Life fund cutting-edge research projects and clinical trials across the globe aimed at accelerating progress towards a cure for spinal cord injury. The charity also facilitates the development of technology designed to reduce the risk of injury, particularly during sport. When you support Wings for Life, 100% of the money you donate will go to directly to spinal cord injury research as the charity’s founders cover all administrative costs.
Since the charity was first founded, 82 spinal cord research projects have been funded and a number of vital breakthroughs have been made. Through their research, Wings for Life provide hope to the millions of people affected by spinal cord injury around the world. Wings for Life organises a range of fundraising events for their supporters and always welcomes new volunteers. To find out more about please visit www.wingsforlife.com or please contact the charity directly.
We would encourage all participants to raise money for charities, though this is not a stipulation for entering. If you would like to raise money for charity please contact the charity of your choice once you have entered, to inform the of your intention to run for their charity and they will send you a fundraising pack.