*Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk! Please know that walk donations are accepted until June 30, 2013.
Location: Delaney Park Strip ~ W. End
Questions: Dennis Dennis Lasley: 907-250-1890 or email@example.com
Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m
Opening Ceremony: 9:45 a.m.
Walk Begins Around: 10:00 a.m
The Out of the Darkness Community Walk starts out of Delaney Park Strip, west end, down N Street, to the Westchester Lagoon trail, following the trail to where it links with the Coastal trail. Following along the Coastal trail to Elderberry Park, then zigzagging through neighborhood communities on: 5th Ave, N St, 6th Ave, 8th Ave, Stolt until you come back up 9th Ave to the park. The route is roughly 3 miles and does include some hills. We start near the rose garden.
The route is not technically challenging, it does have some elevation change, however is fairly wheelchair friendly throughout the majority of its length. If you or members of your team would like to attend the walk and be a part of the day’s events but do not wish to actually walk for physical or other concerns, there will be volunteers and attendees who remain at the staging area to welcome the walkers back.
Download the 2013 Anchorage Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community. Click HERE
Don’t forget to post to your Facebook page. Add the Out of the Darkness link: www.outofthedarkness.org or direct link to YOUR fundraising page
If you Twitter, tweet about the event
There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event. Tell your story about why you walk.
Raise $150 by May 17th and receive a 2013 Out of the Darkness Walk t- shirt!
Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you can turn in cash and check donations at the Registration tents on the day of the Walk.
Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the Community Resources area!
Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 10:00 a.m. This is your opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss
Please remember to pick up your Honor Beads to acknowledge your personal connection to the cause and help you to identify with others who may know just how you feel.
If you are a survivor of suicide loss, we encourage you to bring no larger than an 8”x 10” photo of your loved one to the Walk to add to our Memorial Garden