Reno/Sparks Walk

Join us on May 14, 2022

Sorry, registrations are currently closed.

Event Details

Walk Date: 05/14/2022
Walk Location: Sparks Marina
Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Melani Gordon 
Contact Phone: 619-894-0384 
Contact Email:


Thank you for registering to walk with us at Sparks Marina. Parking is available in the lots around the park and marina.  Event Check in begins at 9:00 am in the Gazebo. You ONLY need to check in If you raised the $150 and earned the walk shirt OR have donations to turn in.  Each walker must raise $150 to qualify and they will be distributed while supplies last. If we run out of your size, it will be ordered and sent to you after the event.  We will have select AFSP merch for purchase, no cash will be accepted. You can make the donation using QR codes that offer Apple Pay, Venmo, Amazon Pay, PayPal and CC. Day of registration will be available by QR code on your own device at the event.

Honor beads will be available as you enter the venue, there is no cost for these. We will begin the Walk Ceremony at 10 am.  We will feature our connections to the cause in the Honor Bead Ceremony. Snacks and water will be provided. We will have a community partner resource fair during the event. Live music and connection are a must after the years we have missed being together.

Event will conclude around 12 pm. You are welcome to picnic in the park and marina after walk.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Reno/Sparks Walk  


The Out of the Darkness Community 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 health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for support and/or resources, please visit and


Returning participant? Thank you for being a Walk Alumni! When you click the register button be sure to click the blue Login link under "Been Here Before?"

Having trouble registering?  Click here to view a step-by-step guide. See FAQs below if you have any questions.

If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your 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). View this video tutorial for more help.

There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates!

Click below to get started!


And don't forget about all the ways you can FUNdraise!


Ways You Can Help

Volunteer at the Event

Event Committee and Day-of Walk volunteers are always needed and we cannot be successful without them! 

Send an email to to sign-up today! Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Reno/Sparks Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Become a partner to help stop this leading cause of death. Download the Sponsorship Packet to get started

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 05/14/2022 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!   Donations can be made to a team as a whole,  but the T-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.  

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks 

Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community!

Download the flyer and help us spread the word in your community!

Team Corner

Become a Team Captain

Team Central


Be sure to follow all of the steps after registering to get that fundraising going! *Update your page and pic * Make a self-donation* Utilize Participant Hub *

Create a FB Fundraiser through your account or it will not connect to your page! This is super easy in the app btw (wink wink) 


Is there a registration fee?
No, there is no registration fee to participate.


If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
No. The event shirts are only given to individuals who raise $150. If your whole team wants a shirt, each member must raise $150


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, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $150 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official walk t-shirt!


Can I register at the Walk? Yes!  You can register in-person at the Walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until June 30.


Parking, route, and other info will be updated as we get closer to Walk Day.

For additional questions, please email


Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, pick-up beads at the Honor Bead tent, and more!

Honor Beads

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.

If you feel called to and are comfortable sharing, we invite you to submit your WHY and Bead Colors with us for posting on social media! Fill out this form.

Hope & Healing

Share messages of hope and remembrance.


Register by clicking the button at the top of the page


Thank you participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can save lives and bring hope.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please call 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741-741