Charlie’s talk will be based on how he learned about life through running. By taking up the challenge and having the confidence to embark on a new path, he found a community and family unit called Run Dem Crew. It was never about the running, because let’s face it – running sucks. Charlie is currently embarking on a new journey of discovery via ‘Swim Dem Crew’ – his latest epiphany being “stop fighting the water and learn to relax.”
Founder, Run Dem Crew
Charlie Dark’s career started as one third of Attica Blues. He’s been behind seminal musical explorations ever since, as an accomplished producer and remixer. Charlie is also an acclaimed performance poet, mentor, educator and runner – setting up the Nike-backed ‘Run Dem Crew’ in 2008, and in doing so creating a global running movement and community.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
Awesome job Charlie14/01/2016
Awesome message, very inspiring presentation.30/10/2015
This guy is ace. Love his vibe.13/08/2015
"When you're forming communities the name is really important, particularly if you're trying to attract people who are difficult to engage. So my message to people is this if you're trying to engage young people in sport don't call it the 'Young Person's Fitness Programme.'" - Charlie Dark
Please watch and share! Great message, great movement, great guy!
Charlie Dark is amazing11/08/2015