Posted 04/04/2016

Darkness Into Light Co. Kildare

Starting at 4.15am, and crossing the line just as dawn is breaking, the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light, an annual 5km walk/run in aid of Pieta House, will celebrate its eighth year on Saturday, May 7th 2016, with three venues lined up for Co. Kildare.

Darkness Into Light is the flagship fundraising and awareness event for Pieta House, a not-for-profit organisation established a decade ago to offer support to people in suicidal distress and engaging in self-harm.

"In 2009, the Phoenix Park saw the first of the yellow t-shirt clad people assembling at an unthinkable hour. There were about 400 people that fateful morning, all huddled together in the blackness and the cold, standing behind the starting line. Who would have guessed that seven years on, the little event we call Darkness Into Light would be the symbol of hope, the celebration of life that it is today?" -Darkness into Light website


Last year the even nationwide had over 110,000 participants.

In Co. Kildare this year, three venues have been established to take part in the event; Naas, Maynooth and Athy.

Naas

  This Historic Kildare town will for the fifth time host Darkness Into Light at Naas Racecourse so remember to wrap up warmly and get there early but most importantly of all be sure to soak up all that's good about this unique event - then tell your friends and family!

Day: Saturday
Date: May 7th
Distance: 5km circuit
Time: 4.15am
Starts/finishes at Naas Racecourse

More information and Registration

Naas Darkness into Light will be having a registration day Friday the 8th of April 2016 in Tesco on the Monread Road Naas from 11 am until 6 pm. If you have already registered on line you can collect your t shirt on prove of registration. Please be mindful that we will do our best to have your size but depending on demand on the day we may not.

Keep up with the latest announcements through their facebook page:
www.facebook.com/DarknessIntoLightNaas/

Maynooth

 North Kildare’s University town of Maynooth is buzzing with excitement as it welcomes the phenomenon that is Darkness Into Light for the second time on May 7th! Formerly the home of the Fitzgerald family, Maynooth is ready and waiting for you and your friends and family... so set your alarm, dress warmly and join us for what promises to be another unforgettable morning.
 
Day: Saturday
Date: May 7th
Distance: 5km circuit
Time: 4.15am
Starts/finishes at NUI Maynooth North Campus

More information and Registration


The Maynooth Darkness into Light committee will hold a launch event at the Maynooth University Library on Tuesday, 12th April, at 7:00pm.
Members of the media are invited to a 6:45pm photo call outside the library.

Keep up with the latest announcements through their facebook page:
www.facebook.com/darknessintolightmaynooth/

Athy

 

The wonderful market town of Athy, where the River Barrow meets the Grand Canal, will host its first Darkness Into Light on the 7th May. This historical townland and birthplace of the great adventurer Sir Ernest Shackleton will be one of the many highlights on this year’s Darkness Into Light calendar.
  
Day: Saturday
Date: May 7th
Distance: 5km circuit
Time: 4.15am
Starts/finishes at Athy College

More information and Registration

Keep up with the latest announcements through their facebook page:
www.facebook.com/Darkness-into-Light-Athy-2016-454263191439348

 

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