Michiana Walk

Join us on September 7, 2019


Event Details

Walk Date: 09/07/2019
Walk Location: Ox-Bow County Park - Goshen, IN (click here for details on Ox Bow Park)
Check-in/Registration Time: 11:30 am
Program Begins: 12:30 pm
Walk Begins: 12:45 pm
Walk Ends: 4:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Stephen Gray 
Contact Phone: 574-322-8597 
Contact Email: [email protected]

The Elkhart County Parks is kindly waiving the entry fee for all pre-registered walkers. Pre-registration is encouraged to have the admittance fee to the park waived.

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 Michiana 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

We will be walking the Concord Community Schools Cross-Country Route. This starts & ends at about the same area.


Pet friendly! So long as they don't bite. So....red rover, red rover, let the Michiana Walk come over!

Become a Sponsor

Download the Michiana Walk 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 Michiana Walk 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 view our event page on Facebook.

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

  Remember your LinkedIn connections!
  Follow Us! 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 09/07/2019 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. 

Pre-Walk Fundraisers

Come see us at Bristol Homecoming Festival in Bristol, IN on July 11, 12, & 13th. 
We'll be onsite collecting donations for the Michiana Out of the Darkness Walk along with handing out AFSP swag and literature.

Family Activities

We've partnered with Michiana Facepainting to provide face painting and sand art at our 2019 Michiana Out of the Darkness Walk! This will be part of the San Art Project & kiddie activities. Of course, the adults can join in too! :)

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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