16,000 people across Ireland will Run in the Dark on 9th November

  • 12 towns and cities across Ireland will host Run in the Dark events on the same night
  • Over 40 locations internationally will also take part
  • For a second year running, Fastway continues its Partnership with Run in the Dark as the ‘Official Delivery Partner’ ensuring timely delivery of all race packs, which will be delivered in specifically designed eco-friendly packaging
  • Sign up at www.runinthedark.org/register

Date: 10th October 2022: The unique night running series, Run in the Dark, returns to 12 locations across the country on 9th November 2022. Over 16,000 people are expected to take part in large events in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, and volunteer-led fun runs in Athlone, Carlow, Donegal, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, and Wexford.

This year sees the return of in-person events for the first time since 2019. Participants can join the 5k or 10k run in the dark as 25,000 people across the globe come together to run, for those who dream to walk.

Run in the Dark helps to raise money for our charity partner, Collaborative Cures, whose mission is to bring people together to cure paralysis in our lifetime.

Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark Pollock became an adventure athlete racing in deserts, mountains, and The Poles including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. In 2010 a fall from a second-story window nearly killed him, Mark broke his back and the damage to his spinal cord left him paralysed.

Commenting on his mission, Mark Pollock said: “As I lay in hospital for 16 months, digesting the impact of my accident, I was physically and mentally broken. With the help of so many people around the world, I have established a new life living with blindness and paralysis. Now, I’m on a new expedition, donating my paralysed body to experimental research as I explore the intersection where humans and technology collide and catalyse collaborations that have never been done before. Through our charity, Collaborative Cures, we aim to bring people together to cure paralysis in our lifetime.”

Paula Cunniffe, CEO of Run in the Dark and Executive Director of Collaborative Cures said: “Through Run in the Dark, we aim to inspire people to achieve more than they thought possible. For some, that means gathering a group of friends or colleagues to train hard and get fit. For others, it means taking on their first 5k or 10k. And, for others, it means using Run in the Dark to fundraise and support our mission to cure paralysis in our lifetime through Collaborative Cures.”

Speaking about the partnership, Fastway CEO, Danny Hughes, said: “For a second year running, we are delighted to continue our partnership with Run in the Dark as the Official Delivery Partner. This partnership plays an important part in Fastway’s CSR programme, which is strengthened by our joint commitment to sustainability. We have built a strong relationship with Mark, Paula, and the Run in the Dark team, and I am thrilled we are delivering the race packs across Ireland again this year. The positive feedback from last year’s participants about our sustainable packaging and quick delivery times was great to hear. I look forward to participating as part of Team Fastway and wish all participants the best of luck in this year’s Run in the Dark”.

To find out more about the event, or to register, visit Run in the Dark Dublin