*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 December 31st 2013.
Early-Bird Team Registration & Fundraising Incentives:
Teams raising $1000 and that have 10 or more participants registered by August 16th will have their team name printed on the official San Francisco Out of the Darkness Community Walk T-Shirt. ($150 individual fundraising requirements still apply to receive a shirt) For every ten people registered and $1500 raised teams will receive a special gift at the walk.
Individuals raising $1000 or more by August 16th will become members of the Greater SF Bay Area Lifesavers Club. Participant name will be listed on the T-shirt, name will listed on the website and participant will receive a special gift.
Once again, we have a great day full of activities, speakers, and entertainment planned! Last year’s walk broke records with both the large number of participants, and the funds raised for our event and we’re hoping that this year’s walk will be even better!
As always, we’ll have a raffle prize drawing and commemorative event t-shirts for all those who raise $150 and we’ve increased our incentives for teams who are the leading fundraisers or who register early!
The top fundraising team the week of the walk will lead the walk and carry the Out of the Darkness Community Walk banner.
TOP FUNDRAISING TEAM INCENTIVE- The Top Fundraising Team by 12/31/2013 will receive a VIP Tent at the 2014 Walk.
Congratulations to the 2012 Top Fundraising Team, Team Jake Millertime. The team raised $12,486 and will celebrate their achievement at this year’s walk in the TOP TEAM VIP TENT!
Every participant will receive a drawing ticket for prize drawings held at the end of the walk. Participants raising additional funds will receive additional tickets for more chances to win. Prizes include gift certificates, sports memorabilia and more!
Send 2-3 photos with name and a few words about your loved one, about 12 per photo. If you have submitted photo (s) in the past, please do not re-submit, Send new submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org Submit no later than August 31st.
Would You Like to Help Out?
AFSP is almost entirely volunteer driven, and could not put on this great event each year without help from supporters just like you. If you’d like to help us plan or put together any part of the walk, or even volunteer to help out on the day of the event itself, we’d love to have you. Contact the chapter at email@example.com for details.
We can always use support securing donations, sponsors and volunteers.
Walk Route Details:
The Out of the Darkness Community Walk follows a scenic route through and around parts of Lake Merced in San Francisco. The walk route is generally flat and is approximately 2.0 miles in length. We’ll be walking mostly on a paved path following the lake itself and will begin and end at our parking lot/staging area.
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 walkers back.
Please click HERE for a map of Lake Merced - - - Click the 'Directions' button right below the address to get directions from your home to Lake Merced!