Run in the Dark Dublin

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 8:00pm


This November, join the global running event – Run in the Dark – at its flagship 9,000 person event in Dublin city centre on Tuesday 14th November. Each participant receives a run number, official time, flashing armband, goody bag at the finish line, and an official race certificate. Prepaid teams of 5 or more get their spaces reserved, free postage and packing, and the team leader gets a long-sleeve tech top.

As darkness falls around the world, 25,000 people in 50 cities around the world will Run in the Dark together to help fast-track a cure for paralysis. Run in the Dark is the main fundraiser of the Mark Pollock Trust, whose mission is to fast-track a cure for paralysis by creating global collaborations and funding ground breaking scientific research. This year, by raising €500,000, Run in the Dark will help to fund more global collaborations and multi-subject research trials. Every €30 raised covers one day of clinical research fees.

Why Run in the Dark?

There is no cure for paralysis, or any meaningful therapies for millions of people around the world with spinal cord injury. 7 out of 10 never work again after spinal cord injury and 4 out of 10 live below the poverty line. But the Mark Pollock Trust aims to change this reality by finding and connecting people around the world to fast-track a cure for paralysis. The Mark Pollock Trust’s main fundraiser – the Run in the Dark – plays a vital part in funding this mission.

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Cost: €30 plus €1.50 transaction fee (all entry fees go directly to the Mark Pollock Trust)