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From 400 people at the first Darkness Into Light in 2009 to 130,000 people last year, DIL has become a movement in more ways than one across Ireland and all over the world. We would love you to join us this May!


Saturday, 6th of May 2017

Start time

5:15 AM


UQ Sport, Athletics Centre, University of Queensland, St. Lucia. 

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Important Information

  • Due to the unprecedented level of support for Darkness Into Light this year, we have almost exhausted our supplies of T-shirts at venues across Ireland. We apologise to everyone who won't receive one in time for the walk, and if you have a T-shirt from previous years please feel free to wear it! We will be making provisions to have a 2017 T-shirt available for every registered participant as a keepsake should they wish to receive one after the event, and will post further details on this next week. Thank you all for your continued support. Our work could not continue without you and we are eternally grateful to see this movement grow and grow - even if it runs away from us a little bit sometimes!
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time. Please allow time for parking.
  • Each participant must have a torch for health and safety reasons.
  • There will be no storage for personal items during the event, so please come ready to walk/run.
  • Please respect traffic wardens and event signage, and follow instructions on arrival. Help us keep our venues clean and place any litter in bins provided.

Brisbane's Darkness into Light is returning to  UQ for its 3rd year and promises to be a morning to remember.  Put on your walking shoes, enjoy the beautiful riverside track and help us to share the light.  Our route takes us 2.5km along the river road of Sir William MacGregor Dr with a turn around point at College rd and back along the same path to return to the Athletics Centre again for tea/coffee and refreshments

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Parking Info

Getting there: 
Car: If traveling up Sir Fred Schnell Drive.  Turn left at the first roundabout and there we are on the right. If traveling from the opposite direction travel along the river road, Sir William MacGregor Drive,  to the end and you will see the Athletics Centre on your left.
Parking: There is ample free parking available on the University grounds.  Our friendly volunteers will help guide you to the most appropriate parking facility opposite our venue.

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Yellow Cabs (132227) 

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