Oneonta/Otsego County Walk

Join us on September 25, 2021



Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Oneonta/Otsego County Walk

*Pre-registered participants will no longer need to check-in at the Walk, so we encourage you to register, invite friends, fundraise, and donate in advance to make your day-of event experience as safe and streamlined as possible! Be sure to read items marked UPDATE and check back for any last minute changes.

Help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.

The Out of the Darkness Oneonta/Otsego County Walk is a special event that provides community, connection, healing, and hope for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience. By registering, you are joining 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. Every dollar you raise allows AFSP to invest in life-saving research, education, advocacy, and support for those impacted by suicide.

The health and safety of our participants, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. We are requesting that participants stay home if they have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 2 weeks, are waiting for Covid-19 test results, have Covid-19 symptoms, or have recently been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for or has symptoms of Covid-19. 




Event Details                                                                                                                 

Date: 09/25/2021
Location: 6th Ward Booster Club Field 
Registration: 9:00 am
Event Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Bob France 
Contact Phone: 607-287-2772 
Contact Email:


Registration & Walk FAQs

Many of the answers to your questions can be found by clicking the Participant Hub link. We've included a few here!

Where is the event taking place?
The event is taking place on Saturday, September 25th at the 6th Ward Booster Club Field (UPDATE: click link for map). 


How far will I be walking?
UPDATE: Click here for walk route map. Full route-approximately 2 miles, short route option < 1 mile.


How do I make an offline donation?
To send a donation by check, please complete this form and send it with your check to the address provided.

Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, also no registration fee, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a minimum $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!


How do I set up my personal fundraising page?
If you need help logging into or setting up your fundraising page, click here for a step-by-step guide.


For additional questions, please email

Event Day Resources & Activities


On-Site Activities

UPDATE: AFSP merchandise and 50+ Raffle Items!

Cash and credit cards accepted. 




 Chicken BBQ



How YOU Can Help

Participant Hub

Your one stop center for everything walk and fundraising related! Get tips on starting a Facebook Fundraiser, Social Shareables, and more! We want you to make the most of your Out of the Darkness Walk experience. 

Visit the Participant Hub

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Download and Share the Oneonta Walk Flyer


Share on Social Media

Share your story, post photos, invite others to join you or donate to your fundraising efforts. Social media is a powerful tool!

Please be sure to use the following: Instagram @afsp_centralny, #TogetherToFightSuicide


Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Walk t-shirt. Raise $150 by September 25th and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!

In addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations on-site.

UPDATE: Are you walking virtually?

Visit this link to listen to Audacy's EXCLUSIVE Out of the Darkness playlist this fall, to provide an inspirational soundtrack no matter where you walk to help #stopsuicide. 

Here’s how you access the AFSP Out of the Darkness station: 

  • Download the Audacy app for free from the app store
  • Search AFSP, click on the “AFSP Out of the Darkness” station & listen!
  • It’s been curated by our music team to be an uplifting soundtrack to support the walk
  • There are about 4 hours of songs – a mix of widely known pop, adult contemporary, rock hits

Need honor beads for your virtual walk or team gathering? Email us to arrange pickup. 

Take a photo of your walk or your team and send it to us to share on our AFSP GCNY Facebook page!


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The Out of the Darkness Walk 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


Thank you for your support! We are #TogetherToFightSuicide!