Indianapolis Walk

Join us on September 14, 2019


Event Details

Walk Date: 09/14/2019
Walk Location: White River State Park Celebration Plaza - Indianapolis, IN
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:30 pm (Sponsors & community resource vendors, food trucks, & family fun activities begin)
Bead Ceremony: 1:30 pm
Opening Ceremony: 2:30 pm
Walk Starts: 3:00 pm
Walk Ends: 5:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Tammy Lundy 
Contact Phone: 317-426-1750 
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 Indianapolis 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.

Walk Route & Maps


2019 Indy Walk Route for 3K                                                                2019 Indy Walk Route for 5K

Other Information

Any one is welcome! For those individuals who would like to attend the pre-walk festivities and opening ceremony only, there will be a resting tent for you to wait in the shade while your loved ones walk. 

Handicap Porta Potties will be available at the walk site. 

Visit for downtown Indianapolis Parking Options.  Please be advised there may be other events happening in the area.

Become a Sponsor!

Download the Indianapolis SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $500 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!

Help Spread the Word!

Download the Indianapolis WALK FLYER to send to family and friends and display in your community.  Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!  Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness

  Follow Us! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page.  Click HERE to let everyone on Facebook know you are participating or interested in the event!

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

  Remember your LinkedIn connections!
 Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in walker central (must be logged in)


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 09/14/2019 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. 

Food Trucks

Curb your Hunger at the Indy Walk with our friends from Box Burger Truck, Craving Dawgs, Kona Ice and sponsor Marco’s Pizza!

Box Burger Truck

Marco's Pizza

Craving Dawgs

Kona Ice

Paws for Prevention

Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND - with a $10 donation, you can pick up an AFSP Pooch bandana at the Paws for Prevention Tent.  Click HERE for a flyer.

Activities of Hope and Healing

Honor Beads

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.

There is an honor bead for everyone, whether you have lost a loved one, struggle personally, support a friend and/or family member, or all of the above.


The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, support, and a walk that unites a campus and community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. 

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

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