Wednesday 15 Nov, 7:40pm – for runners and walkers
01 November 2023
On Wednesday 15 November starting at 8pm, Friskis and Svettis Brussels will join Run in the Dark Brussels event to raise money for the Mark Pollock Trust and Collaborative Cures, which aims to help people with paralysis. As darkness sweeps around the globe every November, 25,000 people worldwide get up from their armchairs, slip on their red flashing armbands and pull on their running shoes to complete a 5km or 10km. Connecting runners both physically and virtually across 4 continents, Run in the Dark is a global movement lighting up the night as people hit the road to walk or run 5km or 10km to help cure paralysis.
Run in the Dark Brussels offer both 5k and 10k distance options; walkers are welcome to take part in 5km.
Full event details: https://www.runinthedark.org/
Date: Wednesday 15 November
Start Time: 8:00 pm (meeting time for Friskis and Svettis runners and walkers: 7:40pm for team warm-up)
Start Line: Parc du Cinquantenaire, Mérode entrance
Distance: 5 or 10km
Cost: €15 for the first 20 sign-ups, as Friskis will contribute €14. (Normal price: €27 plus €2 admin fee (€29)) This entry fee goes to the Mark Pollock Trust and all donations go to Collaborative Cures whose mission is to bring people together to cure paralysis.
Not yet convinced? Each entry also includes a buff and flashing armband, and you will be part of a great team!
How to register:
The meeting point is at the Mérode gates of Cinquentenaire park (usual running meeting spot): inside the park, on the left-hand side as you face the arch in the middle of the park – see red cross on map below), on Wednesday 15 November at 7:40pm. We will have a group warm-up for runners and walkers. The event starts at 8:00pm. If you have one, please wear your Friskis and Svettis t-shirt.
Friskis t-shirts: In case you would like to request a Friskis t-shirt, please contact Laura on email@example.com to arrange a moment to pick up in advance of the event. First Friskis t-shirts as a member is free; then €25 for a t-shirt if you already have one.
Any questions? Contact Fiona PITT, +32 497 07 52 35 or firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Run in the Dark Brussels”
Please note the usual Running Cross class will exceptionally not take place on Wednesday 15 November due to this event.