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Darkness to daylight run CEO challenge

Don't be put off by the distance of this run!

The 110km Darkness to Daylight Challenge on 7 and 8 May is a distance that represents 1km for every life lost to domestic violence in Australia in the past 12 months.

Although the Darkness to Daylight Challenge is 110km it can be as a whole, in relay format, or simply the last 10km. This is an honourable and worthwhile cause in which participants can show their support for those affected by domestic violence in Australia.

Speak out against domestic violence!

[ADVERT]Every year in Australia approximately 110 women, children and men die because of domestic and family violence.

Participants may wish to use it as a tribute or as a fitness goal to work in with your own regime. Get together with other like-minded friends, family or work colleagues and participate in the Darkness to Daylight Challenge Run as a team relay event.

Join in the challenge run by either:

1. Run the whole 110km;
2. Run the 100km night run;
3. Run the 10km morning together run;
4. Put together a team for the 110km. Run split in to 10km legs. Choose your own start time and distance to run during the night or support your team and stay up through the darkness into the daylight;
5. Put together a team for the morning together run, which is 10km.

For the entirety of the run, a candle will always be moving and will always 'light the way' with the front-runner.

Darkness to Daylight is supporting Australia's CEO Challenge, which is the only charity working with businesses and local domestic violence services to help women and children escaping violent homes get sustainable quality support; and educating workplaces to become responsive to domestic violence.

The Darkness to Daylight Challenge will start with the annual Candle Lighting Vigil at Kangaroo Point Cliffs, where participants and other community members will remember those lost to domestic violence and those left behind. The runners will then congregate at Southbank to start the 110km run.

Wednesday 7 May 2014
4pm Botanic Gardens, Twilight Walk
5.30pm Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Candle Lighting Vigil
5.30pm Kangaroo Point Cliffs, 100km Challenge Starts

Thursday 8 May 2014
5.30am Botanic Gardens, 10km Challenge Starts
8.30am Botanic Gardens, Darkness to Daylight Concludes

Register online and choose your preferred running option.

Supporters or non-runners wishing to donate or fundraise may do so by checking out the information on the Darkness to Daylight website.

Find out more on the Darkness to Daylight Challenge website.
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Why? Run as a fitness goal individually or as a team to support those affected by domestic violence
When: 7 & 8 May 2014
Where: Southbank Cultural Forecourt
Cost: $40 donation
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