Run In The Dark- Information on fundraiser and road closures

What is ‘Run In The Dark?’ It’s a global event occurring in 50 cities with approximately 25000 people walking, running or wheeling the 5km or 10km in aid of the Mark Pollock trust, that hopes to cure paralysis. Mark Pollock is an Irish athlete who was blinded in 2009 and had an accident the following year leaving him paralysed. The Mark Pollock Trust says it needs $1 billion to make this a reality, and Mark Pollock himself says he is donating his own body to the research needed to be done for this to happen. The run/walk/wheel begins at 8pm on Wednesday the 7th of November and is due to finish at 9:30pm. The roads used in this fundraiser will be closed however pedestrian and local access will be maintained. The following information has been posted by the and not the DCC.

Road closures:

A request has been received from the Mark Pollock Trust for the temporary closure of the following roads to facilitate a 5k/10k Run in the Dark event on the date and times listed below:
•Location 1:      Custom House Quay (from Butt Bridge to Talbot Memorial Bridge), Dublin 1 from 19.00hrs to 22.00hrs on Wednesday 7th November 2018.
•Location 2:      Samuel Beckett Bridge from 20.00hrs to 22.00hrs on Wednesday 7th November 2018.
•In addition to temporary road closures there will be, from 20.00hrs and 22.00hrs, managed temporary traffic lane closures along the route from Custom House Quay, Matt Talbot Bridge, City Quay, Samuel Beckett Bridge,  North Wall Quay (NWQ), East Wall Road, Sheriff Street Upper, North Wall Avenue, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay (SJRQ), Blood Stoney Road, Benson Street, Hanover Quay,  Cardiff Lane, Macken Street, Pearse Street, Ringsend Road, Bridge Street, South Lotts Road, Thorncastle Street,  Cambridge Square, Fitzwilliam Street, Irishtown Road, Pembroke Street, Sean Moore Road,  East Link Bridge, NWQ.

Traffic Management Plan :
•Traffic on Eden Quay wishing to travel on Custom House Quay & North Wall Quay to East Link Bridge will be diverted via Beresford Place, Gardiner Street, Summerhill, Portland Row, Seville Place, Sheriff Street Upper, East Road and East Wall Road.
•Traffic on Memorial Road wishing to travel on City Quay /Lombard Street to Westland Row/ Pearse Street will be diverted via Moss Street and Townsend Street.
•Pedestrian and local access will be maintained.

If you think you might be in need of good run, perhaps the heating bills are too much, nothing on TV, feel charitable or actually one of the motorists stuck in traffic due to the disruption you can enter into the race for the price of €30 or if you wish to volunteer you can do so too. The deadline for individual entry is the 2nd of November at 5pm.

By Paul Carton

Online Editor