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Franklin All Nighter

Sat October 28 - Sun October 29 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 US Directions


Franklin All Nighter - All Night Run for Mental Health

6:25PM EDT - 7:36AM EDT
Open to ages 100 and under.


100 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC US 27514



Sign up as an individual or with friends to run or walk all night with us as we raise awareness and funds for mental health in our local community. Funds raised will support mental health services for:
     UNC students (offered through UNC Counseling and Psychological Services - "CAPS")
     UNC student athletes (offered through UNC Athletics Mental Health and Performance Psychology program - "MHPP"), and
     The unhoused in Orange County (offered through the Street Outreach, Harm Reduction & Deflection team - "SOHRAD")

We'll be following a roughly one-mile loop route along sidewalks all night long. The route starts in the University Baptist Church parking lot on W. Franklin, goes to the corner at S. Columbia, takes S. Columbia down to W. Cameron, W. Cameron to Kenan, and Kenan back up to W. Franklin. It's four right turns crossing no major streets--the simplest route you'll find!

The church parking lot will serve as base camp for all participants. There they can take breaks between laps, rest, re-fuel, receive aid, or enjoy some of the entertainment and activities that will take place throughout the night. This is a "fun run"! Participants set their own goals for how much distance they want to cover throughout the night. The main purpose is to keep going and do as much as you can to raise awareness and funds for mental health.

Do you have to stay all night? No! Participants are free to leave at any point, but we do ask that they return on Sunday morning for a celebration breakfast in the church Great Hall to enjoy a well-earned meal, hear from the organizations benefiting from funds raised, and receive their special participant awards!

Our Goal


for Mental Health in Our Community

The organizations benefiting from funds raised are for Counseling and Psychological Services at UNC (CAPS), which serves students seeking mental health counsel on campus; UNC Athletics Mental Health and Performance Psychology program (MHPP), which serves UNC student athletes seeking mental health counsel; Street Outreach, Harm Reduction, And Deflection (SOHRAD), which serves the homeless population in Orange County; and student-led campus organizations focused on mental wellness.

Sponsor A Participant!

Help us raise money for mental health by supporting one of our participants! Each of our "All-Nighters" can set an individual goal for how much money they want to raise. You can donate to a participant's personal goal, or if you don't know someone who's participating, you can make a general donation to the cause. Everything raised will go toward our collective goal of $35,000. You can give by clicking on the "Donate" tab, or by following this link!


We invite you to join us as we raise awareness and support for local mental health services! There are so many ways you can help, like helping with participant check-in, serving participants water and snacks at the fueling station, and so much more! For a list of times and ways you can volunteer click this link!

Why All Night?

For those struggling with their mental health, life can feel like a grueling journey through the darkness. That journey can be long, and at times it can feel like it will never end. However, the human spirit is strong, and if we push onward in community with others, believing in the light, the dawn will come.

This metaphor is something we hope to embody with our run; the difficulty of an all-night event reflects the difficult journeys of those struggling with depression, anxiety, and all manner of mental illnesses. Yet as our participants "just keep moving," they get ever closer to a new day, and as the sun rises and brings the end to a long struggle, we can celebrate what we've been through together.

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