Run in the Dark – Virtual, 17th November 2021

Join 25,000 people in 2,000 towns and cities around the globe for a virtual 5k or 10k run or walk on Wednesday 17th November at 8 pm local time. Sign up at

Run in the Dark is the Mark Pollock Trust’s principal fundraising event.

  • When: Wednesday 17th November 2021, 8pm local time
  • What: 5k or 10k walk or run
  • Where: Virtual event – choose your own route and time yourself using the Run in the Dark app
  • Cost: €32

Register before August 31st to receive limited edition t-shirt and medal. Note any entries received after this date will not be able to avail of the offer

As darkness sweeps around the globe in mid-November, 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.  Running separately while connecting digitally using the Run in the Dark timing app, this global movement will light up the night in 2,000 cities as people hit the road to Run in the Dark for the Mark Pollock Trust and to donate or fundraise for Collaborative Cures.

Join as an individual or put a team together from your workplace, community group or with your family and friends.

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  • Each entry includes a flashing armband, bandana, and medal.
  • Receive a limited edition Run in the Dark long-sleeved tech top if you sign up by 31st August.
  • Run pack will be posted to you in advance.
  • Check out our fitness hub for training and nutrition videos and blogs.
  • Choose your run route and complete a 5k or 10 k individually or in small groups.
  • Track your time and distance using our timing app to join the global leaderboard.
  • Download your digital certificate to mark your achievement!

The Inspiration

Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark Pollock went on to become the first blind person to race to the South Pole. After a catastrophic spinal cord injury in 2010, he is now on a new expedition bringing people together to cure paralysis. Run in the Dark was initially set up by friends and family to support Mark to deal with the financial, physical, and psychological impact of his catastrophic injury. Now, it fuels his mission.


The Mark Pollock Trust has co-created and invested in projects in rehabilitation; robotics; exercise neuroscience; bioengineering; neuromodulation; physiology; and pharmacology.

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Did you know?

All run entry fee goes directly to the Mark Pollock Trust. Anything fundraised by employees or team mates will go directly to Collaborative Cures, which is the registered charity that Mark set up to find a cure for paralysis in our lifetime.

Some companies match the employees overall donation to enhance the incentive for employees to fundraise. Other companies often make a one-off donation to the cause. It’s whatever works best for you and your company/team.

Corporate Benefits:

  • CSR initiative – Opportunity to promote your participation as a CSR and wellbeing initiative on corporate social channels
  • Employee engagement – maintain connection across teams, whether working remotely or in the office
  • Mental & physical wellbeing – engage your team in healthy habits with a goal to work towards
  • Low level of investment – simple sign-up process and low entry cost per individual Teams also receive team discount.
  • Free online training programme-  for your employees physical health before the race

Click here to doanload Corporate Run Brochure for more information

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