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10k and 5k Dublin Run in the Dark - Wednesday 22nd November 2017 8pm

Join us and thousands of fellow runners in Dublin to Run in the Dark on Wednesday 22nd November and support our ongoing research to find a cure for paralysis. For the first time, Dublin will lead the way of this global event, followed by runs in 40 cities around the world the following night. 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 paralysis. The Dublin event will leave from Dublin City Centre at 8.00pm on Wednesday 22nd November.


  • Registration closing date - 16th November 5pm (if not sold out beforehand)
  • Entries taken on or before 10th November 5pm  -  Option to get run pack posted out
  • Entries taken from 10th November 5pm  to 16th November 5pm -  Must pick run packs up

PACK PICK UP (if you didn't opt for postage): CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

  • Friday 17th November 7.30 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday 18th November 10.30 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday 19th November 10.30 am - 6 pm




There will be a specific bag drop facility for your number range on the pontoon area beside the CHQ building. 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 7.40pm. 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 Helpdesk will also be located at the Bag Drop should you have any queries. 


Please note that the start time is 8.00pm and it is imperative that the event starts at this time. Please ensure you are at the start line for 7.45pm. The start line is located on Custom House Quay. 


There will be toilets and First Aid close to the start area and finish 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. 


Please join us in discouraging people who have not registered for the event in attempting to take part in the run. Participants not wearing their run number will not be permitted entry to the start area. 

Supporters are very welcome.

For all further questions please see our FAQs section.

Getting to the race start point


The DART is the rail line running along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth southwards as far as Greystones, County Wicklow. Connolly, Pearse Street and Tara Street DART stations are all located a few minutes walk from Customs House Quay.

By Intercity Train

Connolly Station, is located close to Customs House Quay and is served by rail services from Belfast, Rosslare/Wexford and Sligo. Connolly Station is also served by suburban train services from Howth and Balbriggan in the North and Bray and Arklow in the South. From Heuston Station, take the LUAS Red Line to George's Dock stop.


The LUAS Red Line George's Dock stop is the closest LUAS stop to Customs House Quay.Customs House Quay is a 15 minute walk from the LUAS Green Line St. Stephen’s Green stop. 

By Bus

Dublin City Centre is served by many Dublin Bus routes. Visit Dublin Bus (www.dublinbus.ie) website for details of routes.

If you are not in Dublin, check our events in Cork, Belfast, London, Manchester and worldwide.