Run in the Dark
Run in the Dark

News | Run in the Dark 2022

Across the world runners are coming together, inspired by Northern Ireland’s Mark Pollock and a good cause.

In early November, as darkness sweeps the globe runners from around the world will come together, inspired by Northern Ireland’s Mark Pollock.

From 9th to 16th November 2022, 25,000 people 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.

Connecting runners both physically and virtually across 4 continents, this global movement will light up the night as people hit the road to help cure paralysis in our lifetime.

About Run in the Dark

Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Northern Ireland man Mark Pollock became an adventure athlete competing in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole.

In 2010, a fall from a second-story window nearly killed him. Mark broke his back and the damage to his spinal cord left him paralysed. Since then Mark has been on a new expedition, this time to cure paralysis in our lifetime.

Over the last decade, Mark and his team have been involved in catalysing collaborations that are now valued at over €100 million.

How you can get involved

You can be part of Run in the Dark – wherever you are in the world – from Sydney to San Francisco.

Join a live 5k and 10k event in 50 cities around the world, or download our Run in the Dark timing app and join thousands of others doing a virtual 5k or 10k from Wednesday 9th – 16th November 2022 at 8 pm local time.

To find out how you can get involved, and to register, follow this link >>

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