Austin Walk

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Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Austin Walk  


Event Details

Date: 11/04/2023

Location: Texas State Capitol, Austin, TX

Check-in Time: 9:00 am

Walk Start Time: 10:00 am

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Heather Russell, 512-800-0775,

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!


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 to sign-up today! Thank you!

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Help us get the word out. Promotional resources and items are available for you to order to help raise awareness about the walk and suicide prevention. Order items such as yard signs or flyers today! 

If you have a printer or somewhere to share a digital flyer, you can also download this flyer to share.

Let people know you're coming to the event on Facebook and follow us on social! @afspctx 

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

Tag us in your posts and you might end up on our stories!

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Austin Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Find our sponsorship packet here. Contact to become a sponsor today!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

In addition to the National Incentive Program, we are offering fundraising incentives exclusive to the Austin Walk. Check them out below. 

Individual Incentives

$150+ Raise $150 by11/04/2023 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!   

$500-$999 Red Ribbon Walker. Receive a red ribbon on-site.

$1,000+ Blue Ribbon Walker and Walker Spotlight. Receive a blue ribbon on-site and receive a shoutout on social media

$4,000+ Top Fundraiser Tent. Raise $4,000 at gain access to the top fundraiser's tent.

Donations can be made to a team as a whole,  but the T-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.  

Team Incentives

$1,500:  Team Spotlight. Raise $2,000 and get a spotlight for your team on social media. 

$2,500: Team Sign. Raise $2,500 as a team by October 27th and look for a hand decorated sign with your teams name on the walk route.

$4,000: Top Fundraiser Tent. Raise $4,000 at gain access to the top fundraiser's tent.

Team Corner

Become a Team Captain

Team Central

Team Captain Toolkit: Being on a team enhances the experience of each and every one of your team members, providing a built-in support system and a goal towards which you will all strive (and stride) together. A team captain's role is vital to the success of the Out of the Darkness Walks. Click here to access our Team Captain Toolkit and access some tips, tricks, and resources. 

Need Help Fundraising?

Read through our fundraising toolkit. It's our one place for you to find all the tools you will need to become a successful fundraiser! 

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? 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


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.

Upcoming Events and Fundraisers

  • Thursday June 15th: Cabo Bob's Burrito's to From 5pm - 9pm Cabo Bob's will donate 34% of your purchase to the Austin Walk when you show this flyer. visit Cabo Bob's at 13429 N US HWY 183 Suite 100, Austin, TX 78750.  


  • Do you have a team fundraiser or event coming up? Email with the details and we can help spread the word!

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