Darkness to Daylight (D2D) 2022 celebrates our 9th year of coming together as a community to raise awareness and funds for Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) prevention.
Why is this event so special?
In Australia on average 110 people die from Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) every year. Darkness to Daylight (D2D) – is a 110km run – where each kilometre represents one of those lives lost. We don’t mind if you run or walk, if you complete 2km or 110km. We just ask that you run with a purpose, that you join us in standing up to domestic and family violence.
When you enter Darkness to Daylight - you are making a stand, helping to drive community awareness and intervention, and raising crucial funds to help prevent DFV. In 2022, we continue to consider participant safety, and with that in mind D2D will combine a digital challenge (100km from 1 May to 30 May) with a shortened live event (10km or 3km) on Tuesday 28 June.
In 2021, we saw over 3,200 people take part in the event virtually, with most people participating through their workplaces.
Money raised will go towards Challenge DV, so we can continue our work in supporting workplaces to support those affected. It will also ensure that we continue to build our partnerships program which has positive impacts for frontline services including women’s refuges, men’s behavioural change programs and DFV frontline services.
Together, we can bring the issue of DFV out of the darkness and into the daylight.
How are we making this event safe?
Safety is our number one priority. We want to ensure all D2D participants along with the wider community are COVID safe while they are running and throughout the entire event. As COVID-19 continues to be an issue in 2022, D2D will have a virtual month-long challenge combined with a smaller live event. All participants and the wider community will be invited to come together to complete the final 10km as one on 28 June 2022.
The new blended format:
- THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE: 1 MAY TO 31 MAY
- Participants will complete the 110km distance individually or as a team throughout the month of May. As in 2021, participants will be encouraged to log their daily distance online and share their journey and stories on social media.
- THE LIVE EVENT: TUESDAY 28 JUNE
- In the early hours of Tuesday 28 June, all participants and community members will be invited to an exciting new location to complete the final 10km as one. The live event is optional and, as in previous years, there will be a shorter option of 3km.