Jacksonville Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/16/2022
Walk Location: Seawalk Pavilion - Jacksonville Beach - 75 1st Street North
Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

The Jacksonville Walk takes place at the Seawalk Pavilion on Jacksonville Beach (75 1st Street North).  Participants are welcome to arrive anytime starting at 8:30 am to pick up their 2022 Walk shirt (for individuals who raise $150 or more), meet our community partners, pick up resources, and more.  Registration is ONLINE ONLY, so we encourage you to register for this event in advance.  If you have qualified for a t-shirt, have donations to turn, or need anything, please come to the Event Information Tent.  We will have a brief program beginning at 10 am with the walk following immediately after.  You can either walk two miles on the beach, or walk the paved route which will be on the sidewalk.  Feel free to walk as much or as little as you like.  We will have select AFSP Merchandise available for purchase.  We will accept credit cards, checks and cash, but we will not have cash available to make change.  Please be sure to read below for more event details and FAQ's.

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sarah Clark & Stefanie Shaughnessy (stef3132@yahoo.com) 
Contact Phone: 561-392-7877 
Contact Email: sclark@afsp.org

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Jacksonville 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 www.afsp.org/get-help and www.afsp.org/resources.


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! 

If you are interested in volunteering the day of the walk, please fill out the following form:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49ACAB2CA3FC1-jacksonville

Send an email to sclark@afsp.org to sign-up today! Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Jacksonville 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.  Deadline for sponsor logos to be on the shirts is September 9th.

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 10/16/2022 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 Walk Flyer!

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.  If you raise $150 by walk day, you will be able to pick up your shirt at the walk.


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 December 31st.

Registration is online only.  We encourage you to register in advance, so you don't need to check-in when you arrive.  

Can I bring my dog? Yes!  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the Walk.  Please make sure you bring your own poop bags to clean up after your pet.  And don't forget water for your furry friend!

What is the walk route?  There will be a two-mile walk on the beach (one-mile each way), but feel free to walk as much or as little as you like.  There will also be a paved route for those who don't want to walk on the beach.