Darkness to Daylight Challenge

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Event Update

May 1, marks the beginning of Queensland’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

In recognition of the importance of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, we invite you to take a moment to watch Darkness to Daylight event Founder, Rob, holding a drumming ceremony in the spirit of the American Indian Movement's Sacred Run in which Rob participated in 1995. Head to Rob’s D2D page to follow his journey: Click here

Rob is the founder of our ACEOC Darkness to Daylight event. Our annual major event, Darkness to Daylight a 110km overnight run, was due to be held during May, Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Month. It is a physical, positive and symbolic way of standing up against domestic and family violence – the distance, when it is run and how it is run are all connected to the issue and honouring those who go through it.

Rob will be running overnight around his home and yard on May 27-28 and again during our event in October and we will be sharing this story on our social media during the month of May.

In keeping the spirit of D2D alive in May when Rob runs overnight, you can keep the spirit alive too by buying our new ACEOC hoodies available from 1 May 2020. Link to merchandise shop: https://www.darknesstodaylight.org/shop

Are you inspired to join him? Register here for the rescheduled event in October.

Event Update

Our priority is the health and wellbeing of our communities and we urge everyone to follow the health advice currently available to stay safe and well.  

At the direction of Australian Health Authorities, we can now confirm the postponement of Darkness to Daylight 2020 due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. 

Darkness to Daylight will now take place on October 21st –22nd at the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. All purchased registrations for the May event will be honoured for the rescheduled October dates. Registrations will remain open during this time to allow participants to continue with their fundraising journeys.  

A sincere thank you for the continued support for Darkness to Daylight and Australia’s CEO Challenge. We look forward to seeing you in October to come together to show that the community cares, that we can make an impact that matters 

If you have any concerns or queries, please contact the team - eventcrew@aceoc.org. 

About Darkness to Daylight

Darkness to Daylight is a symbolic 110km run with each kilometre representing the lives lost on average to domestic and family violence (DFV) each year across Australia. Participants can run the 110km individually or as part of a team. Alternatively, they can run or walk the final 10km or 3km. Australia’s CEO Challenge (ACEOC) aims to bring DFV out of the darkness and into the daylight through this community event.

In 2019, we saw a record 2,730 participants take part in the challenge and raise over $140,000!

We are extremely overwhelmed by the generous support and commitment to the 2019 Darkness to Daylight Challenge!

We hope to see many more people taking on the challenge in 2020! For more information about the 2020 event, please visit darknesstodaylight.org.