The South Bay Out of the Darkness Walk is planned and put on by Volunteers each year. If you would like to be a part of the planning commitee and help use your skills and passion to make this event even better, just let us know.
We have Volunteers that help with snacks and food, sponsorships, planning, logistics, raffle prizes, and more! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Early-Bird Team Registration & Fundraising Incentives:
We've got great new incentivesfor early registration and team fundraising for all of our walk teams this year - with more to come as we move ahead through the walk season. Click here to check out the early-bird registration incentives and more.
Register and Fundraise Early
Teams that have 10 or more participants and raise $1,000 collectively by 8/1 will have their team name featured on the official event T-Shirt!
Teams that have 10 or more participants and have at least $20 raised by each member by 8/1 will receive a special gift at the walk!
Individuals that raise $1,000 or more by 8/1 will become members of the Greater SF Bay Area Lifesavers Club. The participant's name will be listed on the official walk T-Shirt and the walk web page, and they will receive a very special gift at the walk.
?Top Team Challenge
The Top Team on the day prior to the walk (10/25/14) will carry the walk banner and lead the walk on Walk Day!
Walk Details & Activities:
The 2014 Community Walk will have all of our Remembrance Activities and program details as well as new additions and a new route!
We'll have our Memory Tree displayed once again this year and all participants are welcome to bring a photo of their loved ones to place on this display and/or write a message on one of the "leaves" for the tree. Note: please bring copies of your photo that are not originals in case of accidental damage.
Lifekeeper Memory Quilts will be on display as well, and you can contact us to be a part of the quilt project here in the Bay Area.
Honor Beads will be available to all participants and you are welccome and encouraged to take beads to wear on the day of the walk. If you would like to know more about the Honor Beads, click here to find out what they signify.
The South Bay Community Walk route is a scenic walk throughout portions of De Ana Community College’s campus and along Stevens Creek Blvd. We will be walking mostly on paved and graded paths and there is very little elevation change and will follow a loop to return back to the staging area that we began in for our closing ceremonies. The route is wheelchair friendly throughout most of its length and is designed to be accessible for the majority of participants including family members.
Volunteer With Us On Walk Day:
Volunteer with us on Walk Day and help us make the San Francisco Out of the Darkness Community Walk a success. Our walk is planned and managed by Volunteers just like you, and we would love to have your help on the day of the walk.
We'll have volunteers helping with everything from Event Set Up & Breakdown to Food and Beverage Stations, the Honor Bead Tent, Route Support, Prize Giveaways, and much more!
Email us if you are interetsed in helping with the walk or if you have any questions about Volunteering with us.
Our generous local sponsors help make our Bay Area Out of the Darkness Walks possible. Sponsoring a walk is a great way for local businesses to support their communities and to be more visible.
If you know a business owner or local company that might want to sponsor one of the Bay Area walks, email us, or send them the sponsor packet.
Map & Driving Directions:
The South Bay Out of the Darkness Community Walk will be held at De Anza Community College once again. Thislocation is easily accessible by most freeways and there is ample parking on site.
For driving directions and to view the above map in your browser CLICK HERE.
*Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk during the check-in times listed above. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.