Event: Run in the Dark Dublin – 5k or 10k run
Location: Dublin City Centre
Date: 13th November 2019
As darkness sweeps around the globe in mid-November, 25,000 people in 50 cities worldwide will get up from their armchairs, slip on their red flashing armbands and pull on their running shoes to complete a 5k or 10k. In Dublin, 9,000 people will take over the Dublin city streets, starting on the northside of the quays.
From Sydney to San Francisco, together they will light up the night as they hit the road to Run in the Dark.
Through Run in the Dark, Mark Pollock aims to inspire people to build resilience and collaborate with others so that, together, they achieve more than they thought possible. For some that means gathering a group of friends or colleagues to train hard and get fit with a 5k or 10k run. For others it means building a team of experts to perform better. For us, at the Mark Pollock Trust, it means supporting Mark to deal with the ongoing physical, psychological and financial impact of his catastrophic spinal cord injury, while also allowing him to pursue his personal mission to cure paralysis in our lifetime (Click here to learn more about Mark’s mission).
Walkers are welcome on the 5k route. The time limit to complete the 10k is 1 hour 20 minutes.
Wheelchair athletes are welcome to join the 5k or 10k distance in Dublin. Please email us in advance if you plan to take part in a wheelchair.