Race of the week
The Run in the Dark doesn’t actually take place until the night of November 14th, but entry closes off tomorrow.
It’s in aid of the extraordinary blind adventurer, Mark Pollock, who was paralysed in an accident but who has shown a determination to walk again. In fact, he recently walked on to the Late Late Show on robotic legs, and the Run in the Dark is aimed at helping him further his goals.
Over two distances – 5km and 10km – it’s being held simultaneously in five official locations: Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London and New York. Last year, unofficial events happened in 20 locations worldwide. Entry is €25.
To register, go to runinthedark.org.
This Sunday, meanwhile, Cork will be the venue for the Great Railway Run, tracing the old railway line from Cork city to Carrigaline. This is one is over two distances – 10km and 25km – with a relay option available for the longer distance. It’s not cheap, with entry for the 25km coming in at a steep €45.
All proceeds from the event will go towards local charities . See greatrailwayrun.com