CHICAGO

Wednesday 13th November 2019

THIS IS A POP-UP EVENT. POP-UP EVENTS ARE CASUAL FUN RUNS AND ARE NOT CHIP TIMED. ALL ENTRY FEES GO DIRECTLY TO THE MARK POLLOCK TRUST. Read more here

 

 

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Event: 10k and 5k Chicago Run in the Dark
Date: 13th November 2019
Time: 8pm

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 run.

Together, from Sydney to San Francisco, they will light up the night as they hit the road to Run in the Dark.

Join hundreds of fellow runners in Chicago to Run in the Dark on 13th November 2019. The run will take place at Millennium Park at 8pm.

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

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.

THE CHAMPION:

This year’s pop-up run will again be championed by James Dolan.

 

YOUR FAQS ANSWERED:

In return for your donation, you will receive a run entry and a flashing Run in the Dark armband and buff.

Refreshments will be distributed to all participants at the finish line.

Chip-timing is not in operation for our pop-up events.

A group photo will be taken with all participants in advance of the run so please arrive at 7.30pm.

Registration will close at 6pm sharp on Tuesday 12th November 2019.

For any queries relating to this event please feel free to contact James Dolan via email (jamesrdolan@gmail.com).

Chicago Route

The start and finish line will be located in downtown Chicago at Millennium Park (on Michigan Avenue) . The run will wind through park and extend from Randolph (north border) down to Roosevelt (south border) before winding back up Michigan Avenue to where we started. We have used part of this route in prior runs, and the skyline, Cloud Gate, and Art Institute offer a great backdrop for a “brisk” run in November. The 5km run will finish back where we started near Michigan Ave and Washington, while any committed stoic 10km runners loop around one extra time while braving the November Chicago winds.

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