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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness
Location: Sholom Park - 7110 SW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL
Check-in Time: 9:00 am
Walk Start Time: 10:00 am
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.
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.
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
Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide
Promote the Walk in Your Community!
Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks
Post on your social accounts and share why you walk with your community!
Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities
Stop by the AFSP Store for merchandise, visit the photo booth, and more!
Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.
Hope & Healing
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