August 20, 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. In Dublin, Run in the Dark – now in its 9th year, 9,000 people will take over the Dublin city streets, starting on the northside of the quays.
Please see the route here, as there will be road closures during the event.
A little information about the Mark Pollock Trust:
About Mark Pollock
Unbroken by blindness, adventure athlete Mark Pollock Mark became the first blind man to race to the South Pole in 2009. In 2010 he fell from a second story window and broke his back leaving him paralysed from the waist down. As Mark strives to walk again, his most complex journey is ahead of him – to find a cure for paralysis for him and the millions of people around the world.
Mark Pollock Trust
The Mark Pollock Trust believes that the cure for spinal cord injuries simply requires enough of the right people having the will to make it happen. It is the Trust’s mission to find and connect those people worldwide to fast-track a cure for paralysis. Please check out this 90 second video on the Mark Pollock Trust website for more info: http://www.markpollock.com/video
Run in the Dark
The Run in The Dark plays a vital role in funding The Mark Pollock Trust’s mission. On Wednesday 13thNovember, 25,000 people in 50 cities around the world will pull on their running shoes and head for the door. Dublin is the flagship event, with 10 other events around Ireland.
Image: Run in the Dark Dublin from TheJournal.ie 2013.