Austin Walk

Join us on November 10, 2018


Event Details

Walk Date: 11/10/2018
Walk Location: Texas State Capitol Grounds - Austin, TX
Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Kelli Meyer 
Contact Phone: 512-423-0097 
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. Registration is free and open to the public. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Welcome to the Out of the Darkness Austin Walk

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 the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, 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.


Where do I park? 
Street parking (free) is very limited. The majority of parking can be found in the Visitor's Garage at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd for a small cost.

Where will I be walking?
Walk will be making three loops around the Capitol. Each loop is about .6 miles.

Is there a Memory Area at the walk?
There will be a memory area just across from the stage.

Is there a Team Photo area at the walk?
Photos and video will be taken all day. We will also have a special photo area provided by Samsung where you can take photos with their new device, the Note9.

Can I bring donations?
Yes, donations can be brought to the walk, and we will be sure they get added to your fundraising total. Please note: Donations for the walk are accepted online (and with an offline donation form) through December 31st.

What happens if it rains?
The walk will take place rain or shine! Please dress accordingly and bring an umbrella and/or poncho if it looks like it may rain.

Will snacks/water be provided?
There will be fruit, granola bars, and water at the snack table.

Are there restrooms?
There are restrooms inside the Capitol.

Can I bring my dog to the walk?
Dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed and don’t mind large crowds.

What is the schedule for the day?

9:00AM  Registration
10:00AM Ceremony begins with opening remarks by chair Kelli Meyer
        Guest speaker Justin Bohannon from Make A Vet Sweat
        Darleen Cameron presents our bead ceremony
        Kelli Meyer to present Lifesaver Award Top Team Awards
        Board President Juli Vierthaler to speak
        Pre-walk warm up
        Walk of Hope begins
12:00PM Raffle prizes announced
        Bubble/Remembrance Ceremony
        Closing Remarks

Are there any additional details I should know?
Yes! Every walker will be given a raffle ticket at check-in. Additionally, we have a theme this year: Superheroes! If you come in superhero attire you will receive an extra raffle ticket!


Interested in sponsoring the Austin Walk? You can download our sponsor packet here. Read about where the funds go here!


Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness

Post to your Facebook page and add the Out of the Darkness Link, or direct link to your fundraising page. 


If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025 to your tweets!


Remember your LinkedIn connections!


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!


Raise $150 by 11/10/2018 and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk. 


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

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