Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Run in the Dark in Cork City - Wed 15th Nov 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Notice...Run in the Dark in Cork City - Wed 15th Nov 2017

Following the success of last years Run in the Dark charity events, they will be repeated again this year in the cities of Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London and Manchester. The date is Wednesday the 15th of November 2017.

From the organisers... Run in the Dark Cork - 5k and 10k Option
This November, join the global running event – Run in the Dark – taking over Cork city centre on
Wednesday 15th November.  Run or walk 5km or run 10km starting at Patrick St at 9pm. 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. 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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The Cork event last year attracted around 2,600 people and it looks likely that a similar number will want to take part in this unique event around the streets of the city at night this year as well.


Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if there will be pacers for the 10k?

John Desmond said...

Don't think so. A few bottlenecks on the city streets so pacing groups would be difficult to manage.