Run In The Dark 2016

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Smooth Radio supports the return of Run In The Dark

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 8 pm 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 these 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 interferes with the body’s internal systems that are designed to keep us alive and, multiple infections, neuropathic pain and uncontrollable spasms are common.

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.

If you would like to join this worldwide tribe helping to fast-track a cure for paralysis, visit for more information and register your place in the 2016 event.

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