Jacksonville Walk

Join us on October 28, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Jacksonville Walk  


Event Details

Date: 10/28/2023

Location: Seawalk Pavilion (75 1st Street North), Jacksonville Beach, FL

Check-in Time: 9:00 am

Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Stefanie Shaughnessy, 904-755-2184, stef3132@yahoo.com


The Jacksonville Walk takes place at the Seawalk Pavilion on Jacksonville Beach (75 1st Street North).  The walk route is on the beach and there is an alternate route for those who prefer not to walk on beach. Participants are welcome to arrive anytime starting at 9:00 am to pick up their 2023 Walk shirt (for individuals who raise $150 or more), meet our community partners, pick up resources, Honor Beads and more.  We encourage you to register  online in advance of the walk.  When you register, make sure you use your correct email.  We email with special incentives, walk news, resources and more!  You don't want to miss any news!

TEAM INCENTIVE:  The Top 5 Teams by September 29th at 9 am will have their Team name printed on the backs of all participant t-shirts!

T-SHIRTS:  Any individual who raises $150 or more by event day will receive our 2023 Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!

Read on for more information about the Jacksonville Walk, how to help, and resources.

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.

Register to Walk With Us!

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 watch 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 on the day of the Jacksonville Walk, please CLICK HERE to sign up.

Send an email to our Walk Volunteer Coordinator, Katie Classey (katie.classey@uhc.com) for any any questions! Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Jacksonville Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Download the sponsorship packet hereContact stef3132@yahoo.com with any questions!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 10/28/2023 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!

Click here to see more AFSP swag you can earn!

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

Follow the North Florida Chapter on Social Media:

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

Download the Jacksonville Walk social graphic.

Download the Jacksonville Walk flyer.

Team Corner

**The Top 5 Teams by September 29th at 9 am will have their Team name printed on the backs of all participant t-shirts.**

Become a Team Captain

Team Central


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 but we do encourage online registration. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Are dogs allowed? Yes! Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the walk.  Please make sure you clean up after them!


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. 

Where do I park?

Paid parking locations are the following:

14 1st Street North (Latham Plaza); 422 1st Street North, 503 1st Street North.

Costs for paid parking are $3 for the first two hours and $1 per hour for each additional hour.


For additional questions, please email stef3132@yahoo.com


Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, visit the photo booth, and more!

Honor Beads

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

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, dial 988 or text TALK to 741-741