Ocala Walk

Join us on October 7, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Ocala Walk  


Event Details

Date: 10/07/2023

Location: Sholom Park - 7110 SW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Check-in Time: 9:00 am

Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Lindsay King, 318-349-3927, Lindsaysmith07@gmail.com

The Ocala Walk takes place in the beautiful Sholom Park in Ocala (click here for map).  Participants are welcome to arrive anytime after 9:00 am to pick up their 2023 Walk shirt (for individuals who raise $150 or more), meet our community partners, pick up resources, and more.  We encourage you to register for this event in advance.  We will have a brief program beginning at 10 am with the walk following immediately after.  One loop of the walk is approximately 3/4 of a mile, but we encourage you to walk as much or as little as you would like.  You can download the walk map here (using the Prairie and Enchanted Forest trails).  Please visit the Visitor Guidelines & Restrictions here before you attend.  Please note that pets are not allowed - only service animals are permitted.  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.

TEAM INCENTIVE:  The Top 3 Teams by September 1st 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!

We will have a Memory Line so bring a photo of your loved one (please bring copies only, not originals).

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 would like to volunteer at the walk, please complete the sign-up form HERE. 


Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 10/07/2023 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:
Facebook |  Instagram

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

Download the Ocala Walk social graphic.

Download the Ocala Walk flyer.

Team Corner

**The Top 3 Teams by September 1st 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. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Are dogs allowed? No, not at this venue.  Pets are not allowed - only service animals are permitted.



For additional questions, please email 



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