Get Ready to #RunInTheDark in Manchester this November
In its fourth year, Run in the Dark Manchester is set to light up the night at MediaCityUK with runners embarking on either a 5k or 10k course at 8pm on Wednesday 16th November around Salford Quays and Trafford Wharf. Along with London and Belfast, Manchester is the only other UK city to host an official event in this global series supporting Mark Pollock Trust to fast-track a cure for paralysis.
As darkness falls on Wednesday 16th November, 25,000 people right 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 over 50 cities worldwide, people will flow through the streets like lava.
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 interfered with the body’s internal systems that are designed to keep us alive. Multiple infection, neuropathic pain and uncontrollable spasms are common.
These are the things that exhaust even the most determined; that leave 7 in 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
You don’t have long until the Run in the Dark Manchester early bird closes on August 31st. Here are our top three reasons for signing up early:
1. By taking part you are supporting the Mark Pollock Trust to find and connect people worldwide to fast-track a cure for paralysis.
2. If you register by August 31st, you will get a free long sleeve tech top to run in.
3. You’ll get a head start on your fundraising!
So what are you waiting for? Sign up today at runinthedark.org