Run in the Dark 2017
As darkness swept around the globe in November thousands pulled on their running shoes and red flashing armbands tp head for the door. In over 50 cities worldwide, they were part of a living light show flowing through the streets like lava. Those same people helped fast-track a cure for paralysis as part of the Run in the Dark. Belfast was one of the 5 official locations including Dublin, Cork, London and Manchester in addition to hundreds of pop-up events in cities worldwide.
Belfast Shapers Peter Edgar, Becca Hume, Paul Stewart, Joe Devlin and Kain Craigs all took part in the 2017 Belfast event to support the Young Global Leader Mark Pollock.
Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark Pollock suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury in 2010 that left him paralysed. As Mark strives to walk again, his most complex journey is ahead of him - to find a cure for paralysis for him and the millions of paralysed people around the world. The Run in the Dark plays a vital role in funding The Mark Pollock Trust's mission to find and connect people around the world to fast-track a cure for paralysis.