Chattanooga Walk

Join us on October 4, 2020

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Event Details

Walk Date: 10/04/2020
Walk Location: Tennessee Riverpark - Chattanooga, TN
Check-in/Registration Time: 11:00 am
Walk Program Begins: 12:00 pm
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Holly Sanders 
Contact Phone: 423-653-1739 
Contact Email: [email protected]

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 Chattanooga 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 bold 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.

Important Information

Chattanooga Out of the Darkness Walk will take place at Tennessee Riverpark's Shelter 1, which is located in the Chickamauga Reservation TVA entrance to the park. 

If you are coming from Chattanooga State, continue past the playground entrance, travel under the railroad overpass, then you’ll take a left into the Chickamauga Reservation TVA entrance.

If you are coming from the opposite direction (Hwy 153, Hwy 58 or Hamilton Place area), take the exit to Amnicola Highway and take your 1st right into the Chickamauga Reservation TVA entrance.

Upon entering the park, continue straight until you see signage for River Recreation, and take a slight left. Shelter 1 will be the first shelter you see. There is parking on both sides of the Shelter.

Help Spread the Word!

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

  Follow us on Facebook! Post to your Facebook page and add the direct link to your fundraising page. 

  Follow us on Twitter! If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #outofthedarkness to your tweets!
Follow us on Instagram! Share and tag your photos with #outofthedarkness! Spread the word and ask for support by sharing the videos and social shares in walker central


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 10/04/2020 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 donations the day of the Walk.

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. Learn more by watching our honor bead video.


The Out of the Darkness Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for resources, please visit


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