*Online registration is closed—however, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk! Day-of registration opens at 8:30am and there is NO fee to register. Please know that walk donations are accepted until December 31st 2013.
Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 9:45 a.m.
Walk Begins Around: 10:00 a.m
Questions: Contact Jo McNeal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-482-0965
Welcome back to the World Trade Center walk start site! The WTC has finished their renovation of the courtyard, so we are back where many consider home.
Walk Route Details:
The Out of the Darkness Community Walk follows the Willamette River that runs through the center of Portland. We will be heading north on the waterfront bike path toward Steel Bridge and continuing on the other side of the river on the Eastbank Esplanade heading south back to Hawthorne Bridge and joining us back at our walk start site. The route is roughly 3 miles, fairly flat and each of the bridge crossings has a stair or ramp choice.
The route is not technically challenging, has very little elevation change, and is 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 volunteers back.
Download the 2013 Portland Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community. Click HERE
Raise $150 by October 5th 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. Please pick up your shirt at registration/check-in at 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 8:30 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|