Coldest Night of The Year

We walk because only the weather should be cold .

The Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family-friendly national walk that helps you raise funds for charities that serve hungry, homeless and hurting people in your community. 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.”

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Join Jericho Road and Capital City Mission this February as we walk to fight mental health stigma, hunger, addiction and homelessness. 

For registration visit or,

call Hope Versluis at 519-603-2250

Event Day Details


  • 4 pm - Registration opens
  • 5 pm - Opening Ceremonies
  • 5:15 pm - Walk begins (all distances)
  • 6 pm - Registration closes
  • 6 pm - Meal service begins
  • 8 pm - Route closes, meal service ends

Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.

Route Options include:

  • 2 km walk
  • 5 km walk
  • 10 km walk

Rest stops will be available on all routes. All routes will be well signed.

Route marshalls, rest stop attendants, and sweep vehicle drivers will be available for support along the route.

All riders 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

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