Kilkenny's Run in the Dark almost sold-out which just six days to go

The event is taking place in Kilkenny and other locations...

Darren Hassett

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Darren Hassett

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Run in the Dark around Kilkenny City to fast-track a cure for paralysis

Put on your running shoes

There’s just over a week left to register for Run in the Dark Kilkenny but the run could sell out before that.

Luxembourg is already sold out and Dublin, London, Cork and New York have limited space left.

Organisers can only allow a certain number of runners on each course, so when they say a run is sold out, they mean it. 

So, if you’re thinking of running in the dark at 8pm on Wednesday, November 15, now is the time to register.

People are being asked to take part and their €25 donation will go a long way towards helping the Mark Pollock Trust to reach its €500,000 fundraising aim this year to fast-track a cure for paralysis.

In July 2010, a tragic fall left Mark paralysed but has since become the first blind man to reach the South Pole.

He's hoping to cure paralysis and change the lives of millions of paralysed people around the world with fundraisers like Run in the Dark.

There are a limited number of places available so oraganisers are advising people to sign up early with this year's pop-up run in Kilkenny being championed by Cathy O'Connor for her second year in a row.

Cathy recently opened up a new boutique in the city.

Meanwhile the 5km route starts from the Castle Gate, down the canal walk back, into loop a section of the Medieval mile to the last mile down Kieran Street.

The finish line takes you back to the Castle Gate.

Those wishing to complete 10km may loop around once more. The route will have signs and ushers to guide you along the scenic route.

After the race has finished all runners are encouraged to reunite in The Left Bank to raise a glass to Mark Pollock and the Mark Pollock Trust efforts to fast-track a cure for paralysis.

In return for your donation, runners will receive a run entry, a Run in the Dark buff and flashing armband.

Refreshments will be distributed to all participants at the finish line and chip-timing is not in operation for our pop-up events.

Registration will close at 6pm sharp on Tuesday, November 14.

Whether completing the 5km run or 10km run, please aim to arrive at 7.30pm so that organisers can ensure everyone will receive their flashing armband and have a group photo.