Santa Barbara Walk

Join us on September 10, 2017

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Event Details

Walk Date: 09/10/2017
Walk Location: Leadbetter Beach - Shoreline Drive and Loma Alta - Santa Barbara, CA
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/10/2017 at 7:45 am
Walk Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Anthony Rodriguez and Traute Winters (424-327-7101, 
Contact Phone: 805-331-4136 
Contact Email:

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 from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.


Welcome to the 2017 Santa Barbara
Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Click the "Register Now!" button at the top of the page to get started!



Registration and Resource fair: 7:45am - 9:00am
Opening Ceremony:    9:00am
Walk Begins:  9:30am
Closing Ceremony: Around 11:00am







Create a heart to hang on our remembrance wall.  Bring a non-returnable 4x6 photo of your loved one. All supplies will be provided. 



This year's event will be held at Leadbetter Beach with a beautiful walk along the ocean.  The walk route is approximately 3 miles and is wheelchair and stoller-friendly.

Join us on our local chapter social media:

Click HERE to view our Facebook page!


Click HERE to view our Twitter!

Click HERE to view our Instagram!


Share your photos! 


There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!


Download the <WALK NAME> SPONSORSHIP PACKETWith sponsorship opportunities starting at only <$$ - lowest sponsor level>, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits! <Be sure to attach your sponsor kit if you’d like to include this section>


Check out these fundraising tips + tools to get your team started:

- The team that fundraises the most online by September 9th at 5pm (the Saturday before the event) will carry the AFSP banner and lead the walk route!


Raise $150 by September 10th (the day of the event) and receive a FREE 2017 Out of the Darkness Community Walk t-shirt! In addition to fundraising online, you can turn in cash and check donations at the event. All registered walkers are also eligible for recognition gifts for fundraising milestones throughout the season. 


Volunteer with us and help make this year's event a success. Our walk is planned and managed by volunteers just like YOU and we would love to have your help. Volunteers assist with everything from set-up and breakdown to food and beverage stations, to route support, prize giveaways, and much more!

Contact us if you are interested in volunteering and sign up at the above registration link as a volunteer


Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection. This event is a journey of remembrance and an event that unites a community - a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads (available for free at the event) - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience.


Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the Out of the Darkness Walk Resource Fair. Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 7:45 am. This is your opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to making a difference in the community.



Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. Your four-legged friend can register for free at the Paws for Prevention Tent. We will also have AFSP Doggie Bandanas for sale in small and large sizes.

Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.


Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you at the walk!


Sponsored By

American Indian Health & Services
Bartlett, Pingle & Wolf, LLP
Vista del Mar Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

Quick Stats

$19,492.02 Raised
400 Participants

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Special thanks to our national Out of the Darkness Walks sponsor