In any given year, there are more than 13,000 youth experiencing homelessness in Minnesota. Tonight when it is cold, 6,000 young people will have nowhere to go and call home. When the darkness of night sets in, these youth are staying in shelters, sleeping on the streets and in cars, and couch-hopping. Many are alone and hopeless. HOPE 4 Youth is there to ensure all youth will feel safe, valued, and supported while reaching their full potential. This begins with meeting their basic needs and leads to supporting them with the resources and skills needed to find and keep stable housing.
Join us for The Darkest Night 4K on Saturday, September 16th, and encourage your friends/family to walk or run with you! This outdoor event is great for groups, companies, and families. Your participation in this 8th annual event will help raise awareness of what youth experience and critical funds so they never have to experience it again.
The Darkest Night 4K
WHAT • 4K Run/Walk (non-timed)
WHEN • Saturday, September 16, 2023
6:30 pm - Participant Registration & Check-In Opens
7:00 pm - Welcome Runners
7:15 pm - Runners Kick Off
7:45 pm - Program
8:00 pm - Walkers Kick Off
WHERE • Bunker Hills Golf Club, 12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW, Coon Rapids, MN
COST • Before August 19: Adult (16+) $35, Youth(ages 4-15) $20
August 20-September 15: Adult (16+) $40, Youth (ages 4-15) $20
September 16: Adult (16+) $60, Youth (ages 4-15) $60
Under 3 are free
The first 100 youth that register will receive a t-shirt.
SPONSORSHIPS • Click here to learn more about The Darkest Night 4K's sponsorship opportunities.
FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES • $250 raised - Black H4Y Canvas Tote, $500 raised - Black H4Y Stainless Steel 40 oz Travel Mug, $1,000 raised - Black H4Y Adidas Hoodie. Click here to view pictures of the incentives with our new tagline!
PRIZES • Bring your decorated leashed dog to the 4K for the chance to win a Stone Mountain Pet Lodge basket worth $275. All youth who participate can enter to win a Bach to Rock music gift basket.
QUESTIONS • For sponsor information please contact Nikki Kalvin, Director of Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For event information please contact Abby Haubner, Marketing and Events Coordinator at email@example.com.