As darkness falls on Wednesday, Nov. 16, thousands of runners and walkers in more than 50 cities worldwide, including in Grand Cayman, will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and head for the door.

The Run in the Dark starts at 8 p.m. outside Margaritaville in George Town, and follows one (5K) or two (10K) circuits of a loop course.

From Margaritaville, participants will run south on South Church Street for 2K before turning left onto Denham Thompson Way. At Walkers Road, turn left back toward Margaritaville. At the junction of Walkers and Goring roads, turn left into Goring and left again toward South Church Street.

Turn right onto South Church Street and head to the finish, with the loop of Heroes Square turning right into Cardinall Avenue at the corner of Margaritaville, left on Edwards Street, left again onto Fort Street and back to Margaritaville.

Bottled water and a snack will be distributed to all participants at the finish line. An after party at Margaritaville will feature half-price appetizers and drinks and a free raffle prize draw.

The entry fee of $23 will be donated to the Mark Pollock Trust, a charity devoted to finding a cure for paralysis and spinal cord injury, organizers said in a press release.

Registration closes at 6 p.m. sharp on Tuesday, Nov. 15. For more information or to volunteer, contact Hannah Foreman at [email protected] For race details, visit

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