Participate Physically

Individuals will take on the whole 110km challenge, representing the isolation victims feel when dealing with domestic and family violence.

Teams will relay the distance overnight, representing the families, friends and colleagues that are also affected.

In the morning, many others will join in for the last 10km run or the 3km walk to represent the support, community and services available to help those faced with danger and despair.

Participate Virtually

In 2018, in addition to our physical Darkness to Daylight Challenge, we will be offering the opportunity for participants to register and take part in the 110km Challenge from anywhere in Australia.

Individuals will register and sync their fitness app to the event website, logging kilometres and fundraising in their pursuit of completing the Challenge.


The Darkness to Daylight Challenge would not be the success it is without its wonderful volunteers.

The benefits are not entirely for the event.

The personal benefits of volunteering at the event is a great way to do your own part towards domestic and family violence awareness and have a load of fun at the same time!


Every year approximately 110 people (women, children and men) die from domestic and family violence in Australia.

The annual Darkness to Daylight Challenge is held at South Bank Parklands during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

The 110km night run, which can be run as a an individual or as part of a team, also includes an early morning 10km route and 3km walk for supporters. Every kilometre symbolises a life lost to the epidemic of domestic and family violence each year.

A major community awareness-raising activity, through its symbolism, the event  represents bringing the issue and those affected out of the darkness and into the daylight.

The event will close out Domestic & Family Violence Month which commences with the annual Candle Lighting Vigil on 2 May 2018, where we will continue the tradition of re-lighting and handing over a candle to our lead runner at the beginning of the 110km overnight run.

Taking part is a physical way to bring attention to an important social issue, and for us to come together as a community to carry the message that domestic and family violence is not ok!

Run, walk, fundraise or volunteer! You can register as a team or individually and participate in either the full 110km run, or join the last 10km run or 3km walk.