Join The Mark Pollock Trust and thousands of fellow runners in Battersea Park, London on the 11th of November 2015 to run in the dark. Whether you choose to walk 5k, run 5k or run 10k you are helping us our ongoing research to find a cure for spinal cord injury. The Run in the Dark in Battersea Park starts at 8:00pm sharp. It promises to be a great fun run.




A Bag Drop facility will be available at the marquee near the Start Area. (For Battersea Park regulars this is known as the Boules area) Please bear in mind that if you deposit any baggage in this area it is entirely at your own risk. Do not leave any valuables in this area. No bags will be accepted after 7.45pm. Please put your detachable baggage label (from the bottom of your Run in the Dark number) on your bag before leaving it in. The Bag Drop facility is only for the storage of bags, unfortunately this is not a changing facility. An Information Desk will be located at the Bag Drop if you have any queries.


Please note that the start time for both the 5k and the 10k is 8.00pm and it is imperative that the run starts at this time. Please ensure you are at the start line for 7.45pm. The start line to Run in the Dark is located at the Boules Area of the park.


There will be Toilets and First Aid close to the Start Area.


You will receive a Life Style Sports Run in the Dark goody bag on completion of the run. Regardless if you run, walk, did 5k or 10k you will receive your well-earned goody bag.


No water will be provided on the run route due to safety concerns of low visibility. Please bring water with you if you require it on route. Water will be provided at the end.


The organisers strongly advise against the use of ipods, earphones or any similar device while participating in the Life Style Sports Run in the Dark, as it may restrict your hearing of important instructions and communication with other participants.

changing distance

The most common question we get is can you change distance. The answer is yes. Regardless if you change from 10k to 5k or 5k to 10k it doesn’t matter what you entered or what your run number says. You just need to follow the instructions at the start line. The chip on the number will record your distance so we can categorise you correctly.

For all further questions please see our FAQs section.