Event: 10k and 5k Run in the Dark Madrid
Date: 13th November 2019
As darkness sweeps around the globe in mid-November, 25,000 people in 50 cities worldwide will get up from their armchairs, slip on their red flashing armbands and pull on their running shoes to complete a 5k or 10k run.
Together, from Sydney to San Francisco, they will light up the night as they hit the road to Run in the Dark.
Join fellow runners in Madrid to Run in the Dark on 13th November 2019. The run will take place at Retiro Park at 8pm.
You can choose between running 5k or 10k… and if your running shoes are a little dusty, you can even walk the 5k route.
Through Run in the Dark, Mark Pollock aims to inspire people to build resilience and collaborate with others so that, together, they achieve more than they thought possible. For some that means gathering a group of friends or colleagues to train hard and get fit with a 5k or 10k run. For others it means building a team of experts to perform better. For us, at the Mark Pollock Trust, it means supporting Mark to deal with the ongoing physical, psychological and financial impact of his catastrophic spinal cord injury, while also allowing him to pursue his personal mission to cure paralysis in our lifetime (Click here to learn more about Mark’s mission).
YOUR FAQS ANSWERED:
In return for your donation, you will receive a run entry and a flashing Run in the Dark armband and buff.
Refreshments will be distributed to all participants at the finish line.
Chip-timing is not in operation for our pop-up events.
Registration will close at 6pm sharp on Tuesday 12th November 2019.
For any queries relating to this event please feel free to contact Emma Naismith via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Whether you are completing the 5km run or 10km run, please aim to arrive at 19.30 (7.30pm) so that we can ensure everyone will receive their flashing armband and have a group photo before we go running!
The start and finish line will be located at the main entrance to the Retiro Park (Puerta de Alcalá) and the run will do a full loop of the inside of the park. The 5km run will finish after one lap while the hardy 10km runners will loop around a second time.
After the race has finished all runners are encouraged to meet up in the James Joyce Irish pub (Alcalá 59) for a catch-up and to raise a toast to Mark.