Richmond VA Walk

Join us on October 27, 2018


Event Details

Walk Date: 10/27/2018
Walk Location: Deep Run Park - Richmond, VA
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:00 am
Walk Begins: 9:00 am
Walk Ends: 11:00 am

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Stephanie Cole 
Contact Phone: 804-387-7143 
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 Richmond VA Walk

To protect the safety of our volunteers and participants from the effects of Hurricane Florence, we have rescheduled our Richmond Out of the Darkness Walk to Saturday, October 27th.  Please stay safe, and mark your calendars with our new date!

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.


The Walk route is just under 3 miles long and is wheelchair accessible.

Dogs are welcomed, along with photos of loved ones for our memory wall.

Attendee Parking:

There are four parking lots in the park. Parking assistants will guide you if you have questions. We also have an overflow parking lot at Godwin High School, just around the corner on Pump Rd. This might be a good choice if you want to park away from the exiting traffic at the end. The TNT Limo shuttle bus at the Godwin High School parking lot will let you know where they will be dropping off and picking up. 

Please click here for notes on parking and a map.

There is a restroom facility just a short distance from where we are gathered. There are two other facilities that are marked on the map provided.


Download the Richmond VA Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $250, 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! 


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 10/27/2018 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!

Sponsored By

IBEW Local Union 666
M&T Charitable Foundation
Richmond Behavioral Health Authority