We walk in the cold and dark to support all those in our community who are being crushed by struggle, trauma, shame and loneliness. To them - and to the community that witnesses our trek in the dark -- we declare together that “Everybody matters. Everybody belongs. And yes, we need each other.”
The Coldest Night of the Year is held on Saturday, February 23, 2019
Registration opens at 4:00 pm in most locations with walkers released by 5:15 pm returning an hour or two later for a warm cup of stew, chili or soup. Find out details about your location here.
Participants register online to walk 2, 5 or 10km on a safe, looping 5km route mapped out and signed for them with a rest stop or two and route marshalls along the way to guide them safely.
Everyone is welcome. CNOY is very family-friendly. Walkers will range in age from toddlers with parents to active seniors. There is a route for everyone to enjoy.
Teams and participants register online here and then use our world-class online fundhub to set-up their fundraising page, add a photo and message and email and thank donors who get receipted within minutes of their secure online gift.
By walking at dusk during a cold winter's night you'll feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter. And, by fundraising, you'll be contributing much-needed money to a charity in your town bringing hope and help to people in your community who need support.