Join the Mark Pollock Trust and thousands of fellow runners in the iconic Stormont Estate for Run in the Dark Belfast on the 14th November 2018 and support our ongoing research to find a cure for spinal cord injury in our lifetime.
Run in the Dark Belfast is of huge personal importance to Mark and to the Mark Pollock Trust, being in Mark's hometown and sustained by his family, friends and supporters.
Every November, as darkness sweeps the globe, thousands of people from over 50 cities will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and hit the streets to Run in the Dark.
You have the option of running a 5k or 10k distance and if your trainers are a little dusty you can even walk the route.
WHY YOU SHOULD TAKE PART
We know there are lots of running events out there, so why choose Run in the Dark?!
Apart from being a unique night run taking place in iconic locations around the world, there's also an important cause fuelling this fundraising run. Run in the Dark is a global running movement helping to cure paralysis in our lifetime.
Run in the Dark is organised by the Mark Pollock Trust, named after blind Irish adventure athlete Mark Pollock. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark Pollock suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury in 2010 when he fell from a second story window that left him paralysed. As Mark strives to walk again, his most complex journey is ahead of him - to find a cure for paralysis.
By taking part in Run in the Dark you are enabling ground-breaking collaborations and research which could change the lives of millions of paralysed people around the world.
Every donation, every step, every study, moves us towards a cure for paralysis and enabling people to walk again.
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