FAQs

So, what is the date again?

Saturday, May 11. Times vary in venues all around the world so check on your venue page for start time.  It’s very early on Saturday morning wherever you are.

Who can participate?

Everyone is welcome. However, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

How much does it cost to participate?

As this is a global event, prices will be listed in local currency.  Click here to find your venue. On the venue page you'll find various registration types and pricelist.  Note Early Bird registration is now open until March 31. After that prices for all adult entry types will increase by €5 or international equivalent. Prices for children will remain unchanged.

Can I register on the morning of the event?

Online registration is open until 11 May. You cannot register in person at the event so all registrations need to be completed before you depart for the event. 

How do I register for Darkness Into Light?

You can register online for Darkness Into Light at any venue using this website. There is no registration at the events, so you'll need to register online before 11 May.

Register online by clicking on one of the orange REGISTER buttons on the homepage of this site. You will then be asked to pick your venue, either by using the dropdown lists or by clicking on the map below. Once you have selected your venue you will be asked to select from one of three registration types:

1. General Registration (for individuals, families and friends)

2. Corporate & Club (groups of adults up to 50 people)

3. Schools & Groups (for organisations that want to register groups of children and accompanying adults up to 50 people).

NOTE: There is no discounted rates for groups as this is a fundraising event. For any registration including children, you MUST register at least one adult for every 10 children. If you wish to register more than 50 people you will need to do multiple registrations using a different main email address for each registration.

Once you have completed your registration you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive an email, check your Spam or Junk folder. If you have any queries or problems registering you can contact us at info@darknessintolight.ie or by phone at +353 1 541 4746.

I did not receive a confirmation e-mail after registration, what should I do?

Please check your SPAM and Junk folders. If you cannot find the confirmation e-mail in your SPAM folder, please send an email to info@darknessintolight.ie so that we can help you.

What time should I arrive?

We ask that everyone arrive at least 45 minutes before the event is due to start.

How long will the event take?

Most people will walk the circuit in approximately an hour.  However, we encourage people to walk it in their own time.

Can I run the 5km circuit?

All runners are welcome. The circuit normally takes about 25 minutes.  We aim to start off all runners first.

Will there be any time chips available?

No timing chips will be issued as it is not officially a race.

What should I wear?

Darkness into Light will take place in 19 countries around the world this year, so please check the weather forecast in your location before the event to determine what to wear. You'll need comfortable shoes no matter where you are. Layers are a good idea and a waterproof jacket too. It's a good idea to bring a torch or other small, portable light.

When do I get my T-shirt?

You can receive a complimentary t-shirt by post when you register online at a venue on the island of Ireland. It generally takes 7-10 days for delivery. You will receive an email when it is on the way. 

If you registered online for an international venue, check your venue's Facebook page for more information. You can collect your  t-shirt at t-shirt collection points or on the morning of the event at some international venues - please bring along booking confirmation in this instance.

NOTE: If t-shirts are being collected the local committee wil eandeavour to have a range of sizes available, but we cannot guarantee that a particular size will always be available. Sizes will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Can I bring my dog?

There are some venues that don’t allow dogs, so please check your venue Facebook page or committee for more information. However, dogs on a short lead are very welcome at most venues - we just ask that you always keep them on their lead and by your side. Don’t forget to clean up after them. Remember that there will be children and other dogs around so they must be friendly.

I'm from Kerry but I will be in Dublin that weekend - can I participate in one of the Dublin events?

Of course. You can register to participate at any location if you have registered in advance.

Do I need to bring money?

As your registration is online, there is no need to bring cash to the event 

Will there be beverage and food facilities?

Every venue is different, but all will strive to have at least a bottle of water and something small to eat for all participants. Check your venue's Facebook page for more information.

Will there be parking available?

Most venues will have parking available. Check your individual venue Facebook page for details. To help with capacity we ask that people carpool where possible. This helps our volunteers and the environment.

Can I bring my bike?

Bicycle, scooters or skates are not permitted on the walk. This is for your safety and the safety of all participants.  Check your venue Facebook page for parking facilities.

Will there be toilet facilities?

Yes, all venues will have toilets.

Where can I find out more information?

If you cannot find an answer to your query on our website, www.darknessintolight.ie, you can email us on info@darknessintolight.ie or call our 24/7 information line on +353 (1) 541 4746

 

I'd like to set up a Darkness Into Light event in my area. How do I do this? 

We'd love to hear from anyone wanting to set up an event in their location. The deadline for registering new venues for Darkness Into Light 2020 is 31 August 2019. For more information contact us at info@darknessintolight.ie.

Where does Darkness Into Light take place?

In 2019, Darkness Into Light will take place in over 200 locations around the world. To view a full list of venues click here.

How much of the money raised through Darkness Into Light goes to Pieta House and the international charity partners?

Aside from the administration fees that come from our credit card and website providers (these amount to between 4.5-6% of the total transaction amount, depending on the source currency) all of the money raised through registrations and shop orders comes to Pieta House. At international venues, Pieta House gives 50% of the proceeds from registration to a local like-minded charity.