50 cities around the world come together on 16th November, to Run in the Dark in aid of Mark Pollock Trust
AS DARKNESS falls on 16th November, 25,000 people around the world will get up from their armchairs and televisions, pull on their running shoes, slip on their red flashing armbands and hit the road to Run in the Dark in aid of Mark Pollock Trust.
In over 50 cities worldwide these people will light up the night as they flow through the streets like lava. Part of a global event, together they are supporting Mark Pollock Trust to find and connect people worldwide to fast-track a cure for paralysis.
You can run or walk 5k or run 10k at one of the official events in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London and Manchester.
Event Date: 16th November, 2016
Deadline for entries: 11th November, 2016 at 6pm
Start times: Dublin 8pm, Cork 9pm on 16th November
For our Newstalk listeners we have a special offer. We’re offering you a limited edition buff; that’s right a buff. It’s headgear; wear it as a balaclava, a hat or on your wrist. It’s totally multifunctional. Simply Sign up at by clicking here and as part of your registration enter the word NEWSTALK as your discount code. Not only will you look cool but you will be help the Mark Pollock trust with their mission of fast-tracking a cure for paralysis through your entry fee. Terms and conditions apply, stocks are limited.
Why should you take part?
Spinal cord injury strikes at the very heart of what it means to be human; an evolutionary amputation completed in a moment, turning people from standing upright, running forms into seated compromises of their former selves. It also interferes with the body’s internal systems that are designed to keep us alive and, multiple infections, neuropathic pain and uncontrollable spasms are common.
These are the things that exhaust even the most determined: that leave 7 out of 10 people excluded from the workforce; and that isolate so many of the 500,000 people globally who suffer a spinal cord injury each year.
This is why the Mark Pollock Trust is exploring the frontiers of spinal cord injury recovery, working with the world’s greatest scientists and building a tribe to amplify the mission. The Run In The Dark plays a large part in funding our mission.
If you would like to understand a little more about why not listen to our very own PPI winner Jonathan McCrea to understand what Mark and the Mark Pollock Trust are doing in this space.