Columbus GA Walk

Join us on September 28, 2019


Event Details

Walk Date: 09/28/2019
Walk Location: Lakebottom Park - Columbus, GA
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 11:00 am
Walk Begins: 11:15 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Donna Faircloth & Tammy Sims (762-207-7437, 
Contact Phone: 706-442-8986 
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 Columbus GA 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 Information

Join us at for the 4th annual Columbus Out of the Darkness Community Walk.

Lakebottom Park - Bandstand Area, 1505 Cherokee Ave, Columbus, GA 31901

There is no entry fee and no minimum donation, but all we do in Georgia comes from funds raised right here.

On street parking and limited off street parking (17th St, between 18th Ave and Cherokee Ave.)

The walk is @ 1.25 miles (once around the park).  See map

Help Spread the Word!

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. 

  Follow Us! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness 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 09/28/2019 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.

Activities of Hope and Healing
Messages of Hope

Special areas and activities for walkers to create a "message of hope" for themselves, someone they know, or someone who might be struggling. 

We want to spread the message that it is possible to overcome suicidal thoughts
and there are many resources available to help. 

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.



Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome at the event. AND – AFSP Pooch Bandana - $10 donation.

Marketplace & Resource Fair

Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.

Information tables hosted by local businesses and counseling resources will open at 10:00 am. 

This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events, and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.

Family Activities

Join us for our awesome Cross Fit ‘warm up’! … and

Military push up challenge! 

Special speakers, DJ and other activities before and after the walk, as well as encouraging surprises along the route! 




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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