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Join The Mark Pollock Trust and thousands of fellow runners in London on the 16th of 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 London event will leave from Battersea Park at 8.00pm on the 16th of November.
LONDON ROUTE 2016
instructions for the night of the RUN
We will have a bag drop facility at the marquee near the Start Area. (Battersea Park regulars will know this as “the Boules area”). 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 7.45pm. 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. 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 8.00pm sharp for both the 5k and the 10k run. It is imperative that the run starts on time. Please ensure you are at the start line for 7.45pm.
The Run in the Dark start line is located at the Boules Area of the park.
TOILETS AND FIRST AID
There will be Toilets and First Aid close to the Start Area.
Whether you run the 10k or run or walk the 5k Run in the Dark you’ll receive your well-earned goody bag at the finish line.
No water will be provided on the run route. This is due to safety concerns because of lower visibility than during the day. So, please bring water with you if you think you will need it on the route. We will provide water and Red Bull at the Run in the Dark finish line.
USE OF IPODS/EARPHONES
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.
The most common question we get is can you change distance. The answer is yes. Regardless if you change from 10k to 5k or 5k to 10k it doesn’t matter what you entered or what your run number says. You just need to follow the instructions at the start line. The chip on the number will record your distance so we can categorise you correctly.
For all further questions please see our FAQs section.