Pocatello Walk

Join us on September 9, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Pocatello Walk  



Click Here for the Official 2023 Pocatello Event Guide!


Event Details

Date: 09/09/2023

Location: Idaho State University campus, Pocatello, ID

Registration and Partner Fair: 8:00 am

Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am

Walk Start Time: 9:30 am

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Susan MaComb (She/Her), 208-242-2335, chair.afsp.pocatellowalk@gmail.com


Interested in volunteering at the Pocatello Walk?

We'd LOVE to have you! Visit our Pocatello Walk Volunteer Signup page here and signup for the slot that fits you best!

Questions about volunteering? Email Aubree Denker, the Pocatello Walk Volunteer Lead, at afsppocatello@gmail.com.


Join our Pocatello Out of the Darkness Walk Facebook Event for everything Pocatello Walk related!

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.

2023 Pocatello Walk Sponsorship Opportunities 

You can be an everyday hero in the fight against suicide.

Partner with us as an event sponsor for the Pocatello Out of the Darkness Walk taking place on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide would not be possible without community engagement. Today, support for mental health is needed more than ever and we are asking you to join us in the movement to prevent suicide. With your help, the Idaho Chapter will be able to maximize our mission impact by reaching and serving more people through our lifesaving programs and resources.

Sponsorships will be accepted beyond August 2nd, however:

to ensure ALL sponsorship benefits can be received (depending on sponsor level), completed sponsorship agreements & logos due Wednesday, August 2nd. 
Access the 2023 Pocatello Walk sponsorship packet here or click the image below.

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! 

Send an email to afsppocatello@gmail.com to sign-up today! Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Pocatello Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Contact chair.afsp.pocatellowalk@gmail.com to become a sponsor today!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 09/09/2023 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!

Team Corner

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) 


Where Can I Park? 

Free parking is available in the campus parking on the corner of E Humboldt Street and 4th, near the ISU Quad.

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is on the Quad, so you can also follow these wonderful ISU directions to help you to the parking lot.  

Please see venue map below for a visual! 

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 December 31st.

Are dogs allowed? Yes! Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the walk.


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

For additional questions, please email chair.afsp.pocatellowalk@gmail.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.

What is the Walk Route?

See the 1.6 mile walk route map below. The walk will begin and end at the southeast side of the Quad, outside of the Idaho Museum of Natural History. There will be directional signage and volunteers to help route Walkers!

Your 2023 Walk Venue Map includes activities for you to enjoy at your Walk Day experience:

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