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Join us in Edinburgh on Wednesday 15th November, 2017 for a unique 5k & 10k run in the dark!

Your £21.50 donation will play a big part in helping the Mark Pollock Trust to reach its £420,000 fundraising aim this year to fast-track a cure for paralysis, which will change the lives of millions of paralysed people around the world.

There are a limited number of places available so make sure to sign up early so you don't miss out!


This year’s pop-up run will again be championed by Lucja Leonard and Iona MacArthur. 


The start and finish line will be located at the Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace, 18 Royal Terrace, EH7 5AQ.

Feel free to leave bags or warm clothing for afters with the reception team. The 5km run will take us down to Holyrood Park and through Hunters Bog underneath Arthur’s Seat to enjoy pure darkness, back up past the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Scottish Parliament and back to the Crowne Plaza, while the stoic 10km runners will loop around once more.

After the race has finished all runners are encouraged to reunite at the hotels’ Terrace Bar for the ‘obligatory’ night cap.

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

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

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

It is important that you arrive 15 minutes in advance of the start time (8pm) so that you can receive your buff and flashing armband.

A group photo will be taken with all participants in advance of the run.

Registration will close at 6pm sharp on Tuesday 14th November.

For your own safety please bring a head torch or hand held torch with you as certain parts of the route are not lit.

For any queries relating to this event please feel free to contact Edinburgh champion Lucja Leonard ([email protected]) or on twitter @runningdutchie or Iona MacArthur ([email protected]) or on twitter @iona_macarthur