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Event:  Run in the Dark Dublin – 5k or 10k run in Dublin City Centre

Date: 7th November 2018

Time: 8pm

Every November, as darkness sweeps the globe, thousands of people from over 50 cities will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and hit the streets to Run in the Dark.

Join thousands of fellow runners in Dublin to Run in the Dark on the 7th November 2018 and support our ongoing research to find a cure for paralysis in our lifetime.

You can choose between running 5km or 10km… and if your running shoes are a little dusty, you can even walk the 5km route.

The Dublin event will leave from CHQ, Dublin City Centre at 8.00pm on 7th November.

Every donation, every step, every study, moves us towards a cure for paralysis and enabling people to walk again.

To find out more about what Run in the Dark Dublin helps to achieve, see here.

Wheelchair athletes

Wheelchair athletes are welcome to join Run in the Dark Dublin. Please come to the front of the corral before the run starts. Please also note that there are a number of sharp turns on both 5km and 10km routes, including two turnaround points.


Registration closing dates



Run packs

Option to get run pack posted out until 1st November 5pm.

Entries from 1st November 5pm must pick up run packs.



If you selected pack pick up when registering you can collect your pack at the CHQ building, 1 Custom House Quay, on the following days:

– Sunday 4th November: 10.30am-6pm

– Monday 5th November: 8am-6.30pm

– Tuesday 6th November: 8am-6.30pm

If you registered after Sunday 4th Nov 10pm, you will need to collect your pack on Tuesday 6th Nov.

In advance of pack pick-up, you will receive a text message with your run number. You need to bring this text with you to pick up your pack. You can pick up other people’s packs but only if they have forwarded their text to you.


If you haven’t received a text or if you have deleted your text by accident, bring your confirmation email with the registration ID to the pick-up desk and we will give you your run number. Email on your phone is fine.
Packs will not be available to pick up on run night, Wednesday 7th November.
Please note that if you are part of a prepaid team (and you claimed your places by 22nd October) your pack will be couriered to your team leader in the days leading up to the run.

Dublin Route

This map is for illustrative purposes.

(Route is subject to further changes)


Road Closures

The following road closures will be in operation for Run in the Dark on Wednesday 7th November, 2018.

Location 1:    Custom House Quay (from Butt Bridge to Talbot Memorial Bridge), Dublin 1 from 19.00hrs to 22.00hrs on Wednesday 7th November 2018.
Location 2:    Samuel Beckett Bridge from 20.00hrs to 22.00hrs on Wednesday 7th November 2018.

In addition to temporary road closures there will be, from 20.00hrs and 22.00hrs, managed temporary traffic lane closures along the route from Custom House Quay, Matt Talbot Bridge, City Quay, Samuel Beckett Bridge,  North Wall Quay (NWQ), East Wall Road, Sheriff Street Upper, North Wall Avenue, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay (SJRQ), Blood Stoney Road, Benson Street, Hanover Quay,  Cardiff Lane, Macken Street, Pearse Street, Ringsend Road, Bridge Street, South Lotts Road, Thorncastle Street,  Cambridge Square, Fitzwilliam Street, Irishtown Road, Pembroke Street, Sean Moore Road,  East Link Bridge, NWQ.

Traffic Management Plan

  • Traffic on Eden Quay wishing to travel on Custom House Quay & North Wall Quay to East Link Bridge will be diverted via Beresford Place, Gardiner Street, Summerhill, Portland Row, Seville Place, Sheriff Street Upper, East Road and East Wall Road.
  • Traffic on Memorial Road wishing to travel on City Quay /Lombard Street to Westland Row/ Pearse Street will be diverted via Moss Street and Townsend Street.
  • Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

Road closures will be in place on Wednesday November 16th in the following places:

Customs House Quay: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
North Wall Quay: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
City Quay: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Sean Moore Road & Eastlink Toll Bridge: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Rolling Road closure and Temporary diversions are in place along the route.

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