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10k and 5k Cork Run in the Dark - 15th November 2017 9pm

Join The Mark Pollock Trust and thousands of fellow runners in Cork on 15th  November and support our ongoing research to find a cure for spinal cord injury. Take part in this unique multi location event and run in the dark for 5k or 10k. If your trainers are a little dusty you can even walk the route. Everyone who takes part on the night will be playing a big part in finding a cure for spinal cord injury.  The  2017 Cork event will leave from Patrick St at 9.00pm on the 15th  November. This is to accommodate the Mercy hospital and traffic in the surrounding area.


  • Registration closing date -  10th November 5pm (if not sold out beforehand)
  • Entries taken on or before 3rd November 5pm  -  Option to get run pack posted out
  • Entries taken from 3rd November 5pm  - 10th November 5pm-  Must pick run packs up

PACK PICK UP: Cork – Clayton Hotel, Lapps Quay on the following days: 

  • Saturday 11th Nov 10am - 2pm 
  • Sunday 12th Nov 12pm - 4pm





A Bag Drop facility will be available at the Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay. 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 8.45pm. Please put your detachable baggage label (from the bottom of your run 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 is 9.00pm and it is imperative that the event starts at this time. Please ensure you are at the start line for 8.45pm. The start line is located on Patrick Street.


There will be toilets available for use in the Clarion Hotel and a limited number close to the Start Area.


You will receive a goody bag on completion of the run.


No water will be provided on the 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 Run in the Dark, as it may restrict your hearing of important instructions and communication with other participants.

For all further questions please see our FAQs section

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