Sonoma County Walk

Join us on September 23, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Sonoma County Walk  


Event Details

Date: 09/23/2023

Location: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

Check-in Time: 9:00 am

Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

*Scroll down for parking and walk route details!*


Contact Information

Walk Chairs: Sara Mitchell (She/Her) / Tina Janulaw (She/Her) / Sherri Dickerson (She/Her)


Phone: 707-480-8272

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

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!

More Event Details:

Our 2023 walk route around the Sonoma State University Campus is 1.8 miles long. See map above. 

Short-term parking permits are required and are $5 per day. Permits can be purchased on the day of the event at permit machines located in the parking lots (exact cash or credit card accepted), or online at!/permits. Parking Lot A, located to the west of the Lakes, Lots G and H, located to the east of the Lakes, and Lot L (by the Green Music Center), have the best access to the event. You can click here for driving directions or click here for public transit directions to the event (uses Google Maps, just enter your address for personalized directions).

Entering from Rohnert Park Expressway will bring you to Lot L first. If you park here you will take the path across the creek and the event will be to your right, just past the large lake. If you drive past The Green Music Center you will get to Lot G on your right and Lot H on your left. You will walk heading west from those lots to get to the event. If you enter from East Cotati Avenue, you will turn right at S. Redwood Drive and follow the curve around to Lot H on your right or Lot G on your left.


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 a new volunteer, please fill out our chapter volunteer application to sign up today: click here to view the application. If you are a returning volunteer, please click here. Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Sonoma County Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Click here to download the 2023 Sponsorship PacketContact or go to to become a sponsor today!

Are you a community organization or nonprofit that focuses on mental health? Apply to table at our community resource fair by clicking here. (NOTE: Only waiting list spaces are available at this time).

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 09/23/2023 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 

Share a 2023 Walk FlyerDownload here.

You can also follow our local Bay Area FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube pages. 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) 


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!

Our walk route is 1.8 miles around Sonoma State University. Walking is optional; participants that choose not to walk are welcome to remain at the event site. Here is a route map:


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


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.


Join us for a fundraiser at Easy Breezy Car Wash in September + October! 

Purchase a membership to their monthly club at $39.95 to receive a 50% discount on your first month, and the other 50% will be donated to AFSP. Bring/mention this flyer. =


For additional questions, please email


Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities

On-Site Activities

Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, get your photo taken, create a Hope Rock, 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.

Thank you to our 2023 opportunity drawing donors!

Airport Health Club Flourish Petaluma Coffee & Tea Target Santa Rosa
Avid Coffee Fundemonium  Preferred Sonoma Caterers Target Rohnert Park
Bodega Bay Sailing Green Music Center PushPak Motors Costco
Cal Skate Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products Rialto Cinemas Tammie Hansen
Charles Schulz M Museum  Heebe Jeebe Rubicon Adventures Nothing Bundt Cakes
Children's Museum of Sonoma County Ike's Sandwiches Santa Rosa Symphony Valerie Donald
Costeaux French Bakery Ariat Clothing Session Climbing Gym Mitchell Lands
CourseCo Inc My Self Care Doc Snoopy's Home Ice Sonoma School of Martial Arts
Double Decker Lanes Mystic Theatre Sonoma County Parks Oliver's Market
Epicenter Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa Sonoma Healing Flowers American Made Miniatures

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