Missoula Walk

Join us on September 11, 2021


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Missoula Walk


Event Details

Date: 09/11/2021
Location: PaddleHead Baseball Stadium 
Registration: 12:00 pm
Event Time: 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Nancy Yates & Rachel Thurston 
Contact Phone: 406-855-5267 
Contact Email: nyates633@gmail.com

Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.


Get Registered

Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide.  Refer to page 1 if you’re registering yourself or page 5 if you’re registering someone else through your own account.  Be sure to also check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions on page 10.

If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your AFSP account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first).

Why Register?

Our community has always been the heart of the Out of the Darkness Walks. Your safety and well-being will always be our top priority, and while we remain hopeful that we'll be able to gather in person once again this fall, we are closely monitoring CDC and local guidelines and will continue to share updates in the coming weeks and months.

Though there are many unknowns, there are a few things we know for sure:

  1. You belong to a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide while showing up for yourself, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing hope.
  2. We remain dedicated to providing you with opportunities to connect, heal, share stories, create impact, and show you that you are not alone.
  3. Mental Health and suicide prevention are more important than ever, and we’re confident that with your help we can reach more people than ever before.

Pre-Walk Events

Pine & Co Community Night at CREATE art bar May 4th, 2021 6:00-8:30 PM

Backyard Tap House Beers for a Cause June 9th, 2021 5PM - 9PM

Austen Martell Mud Bog and Tough Trucks - May 15/16 Noon-5PM Drummond Fairgrounds and September 4/5 Noon-5PM Drummond Fairgrounds

Paddlehead Night June 14th - buy tickets to the game to benefit the Missoula Walk

Paddlehead Fireworks Night - July 30th Join us for a night of baseball and fireworks

Painting with a Purpose - August 10th

Cup of Kindness Day - Hosted by Loose Caboose Coffee September 7th Join us for a great cup of mocha and contribute to our fundraising efforts

Lolo Brewery Pint Night - Wednesday September 8th 2021 6PM-9PM

About the Walk

We will walk around Ogren Park and out onto Kim Williams Trail for a total of 3 Miles. 

Become a Sponsor

Download the Missoula Walk Sponsorship Packet With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, this is the perfect chance for large and small business to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community.  All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits.


Our event is pet friendly, although we ask owners to keep dogs on leashes and kindly pick up after them. 

Help Spread the Word!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! Use the hashtags #OutoftheDarkness and #TogetherToFightSuicide

  Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page.  View this event page on Facebook.

  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!

Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in the participant hub.

There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  One of the best ways to raise awareness and increase understanding is by sharing your story.


Raise $150 by 09/11/2021 and receive an official Out of the Darkness T-shirt!

Activities of Hope and Healing

Our Walk event will include a memory wall activity, a hope wall activity, as well as honor beads. We will incorporate specific activities to commemorate 9-11 as we honor all first responders and share how grief units and brings hope through shared experiences. 

Honor Beads

Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection. There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.


The Out of the Darkness Experience is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for resources, please visit www.afsp.org/resources.


Thank you for your support!