When is Run in the Dark?

Run in the Dark 2021 will take place in November 2021. The date will be confirmed by June 2021.

How much does it cost to enter?

The entry fee for Run in the Dark 2021 will be confirmed when entries open.  

Who can enter?

Participants aged 16 and over can take part. Please ensure that you are medically able and properly trained to take part in a 5k or 10k walk or run before you sign up or participate. 

Where does Run in the Dark take place?

Run in the Dark is available in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Will there be any Run in the Dark events taking place in-person in 2021?

The event organisers will monitor Government restrictions and decide during summer months if it is possible to hold mass participation events. If this is not possible, Run in the Dark 2021 will take place in a virtual format. 


What are the distance options for Run in the Dark?

Run in the Dark is a fun run and we welcome all abilities to take part. There is a 5k and 10k option which you are welcome to walk or run. 

Do you need volunteers this year?

Please email us at info@runinthedark.org to register your interest for 2021, and include your contact information and location in the email.


Can I use the app after the event?  

The app will not record your walk or runs after the event. However, you can still access other information, such as the global leaderboard on the app.

I have an issue with my digital certificate or the global leaderboard

Please email results@sportstiming.ie detailing the issue and including your name, location and email address you used to sign up to Run in the Dark.


My pack didn’t arrive

If you do not receive your run pack, please email info@runinthedark.org. If you signed up to a prepaid team, your pack was delivered to your team leaders’ address. Please note that significant delays in postal systems around the world caused an unavoidable delay in packs being delivered in October and November 2020. 


When do I receive my tech top?

Your tech top was posted to you along with your run pack, if you completed registration by 31 August 2020. If you were part of a team, all tops were sent to your team leader.


My pack had the wrong size tech top

Sorry to hear your pack included the wrong tech top size. Please send a picture of the top you received to info@runinthedark.org and we will look into it.


My pack had no tech top

If you completed your registration by 31 August and your run pack didn’t include a tech top, please email info@runinthedark.org with a picture of your run pack envelope and we will look into it.



Where does my donation and fundraising go?

Additional donations and fundraising go to our charity partner Collaborative Cures, whose mission is to bring people together to cure paralysis in our lifetime.


Do I have to raise money for charity? 

No. You can just pay your entry fee and take part. Your entry fee will go directly to the Mark Pollock Trust.



When should I register?

Entries for Run in the Dark 2021 have not yet opened. Please check back in June 2021 for more information.


Where does my entry fee go?

Entry fees to participate in Run in the Dark go to the Mark Pollock Trust that operates Run in the Dark and supports Mark Pollock in dealing with the ongoing impact of his catastrophic spinal cord injury. Donations and fundraising go to our charity partner Collaborative Cures to help cure paralysis in our lifetime.



What information will I get leading up to the Run In The Dark?

Keep an eye on our FacebookInstagram and Twitter channels for the latest updates. We will send you useful information by email to get you in to the zone for your run, including training plans, fundraising options, and important information about the event day.