WITH only days to go, record numbers have already signed up for Pieta House’s Darkness into Light event next weekend as the suicide charity gears up for what looks to be the biggest turnout ever for the event.
This year’s 5km event in Ennis will start at 4am Lees Road this Saturday, simultaneously with other events nationwide. Preregistration will take place in Lees Road and the boardroom of the Temple Gate Hotel this Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. Now in its fifth year, Darkness Into Light is taking place in 20 locations nationwide. This unique event begins in darkness at 4am on Saturday morning as thousands of people gather at locations across Ireland and walk or run a 5km route as dawn is breaking. Pieta House are asking people to bring glow sticks or torches to guide the way at the beginning of the walk.
“The buzz this year is incredible,” said Joan Freeman, founder and CEO of Pieta House who recently visited Ennis for the launch of the event. “I’ve just finished up a whistle-stop tour of the country where I helped launch Darkness into Light in each of the 20 locations. It was great to meet all of our organising committees and get a sense of the excitement that’s building in each town.”