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Training Walks

Our volunteer-led training walks are scheduled throughout the season in locations all across the country. Walkers of all fitness levels are welcome, and they are a great way for walkers to get in shape and meet new friends.

Start building the Overnight Community today
We need volunteers like you to organize Training Walks in your area. We’ll help you reach out to your fellow Overnight walkers, and you can invite friends, family, and donors to come out and walk with you. The Overnight is not just one night – the sooner you start to build the community, the better experience you will have. 

Contact us at coaches@theovernight.org or fill out the Training Walk Form now.

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Upcoming Training Walks

Training Walks are led by fellow Overnight walkers. If you have any questions about a particular walk, please reach out to the Training Walk Leader hosting the walk. To start your own training walk fill out the Training Walk Form now or email coaches@theovernight.org

California

Training Walk Leader: April Lofgren
Contact Information: missaprillofgren@gmail.com
Training Walk Date: Saturday May 14 
Start Time: 2pm
Starting Location: Meet at the Murphy Windmill along Martin King Luther, JR. Drive, San Francisco, CA 94121. See map for exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/hmMujDFDYfT2
Level: Some hills
Pace:  2-3 MPH, 3-4 MPH
Distance: 16 miles
Notes:  This route takes you through the entirety of Golden Gate Park on safe, mostly car free walking paths. With bathrooms along the route and multiple opportunities for snacks and beautiful resting places, Golden Gate Park is the perfect place for training walks. As we get closer to our event date, the miles will increase and we will likely explore more side paths of the park and potentially pass by places twice.   Please meet at the Southern Windmill of the park. There should be parking along John F. Kennedy Drive as it is not one of the busy regions of the park. If not, parking across the street on the Great Highway would also work. Bring food, water, proper sun protection and comfortable clothing and shoes. You also may want to consider carrying a backpack or whatever you'll be wearing during the actual walk itself. It can be heavy at first to walk for many miles carrying a backpack but the body adapts quickly! You'll see. Please be on time or communicate with your training walk leader to arrange somewhere to meet along the route if you are late. Please confirm at least two days in advance that you will be there.  

Training Walk Leader:   Jae Truesdell
Contact Information:  Jaedkst@gmail.com or 765-490-3984
Training Walk Date: Thursday,  May 19th
Start Time: 8pm
Starting Location: 1200 lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
Level:  Flat
Pace:  2-3 MPH
Distance: 3.22
Notes:   We will walk clockwise around Lake Merritt.

Training Walk Leader:   Kira Marcy
Contact Information:    suggar0@msnc.om
Training Walk Date: Sunday, May 22nd
Start Time: 10:00AM
Starting Location: Valley Forge Park Visitor's Center (1400 N Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia, PA 19406 40.100612, -75.423046
Level:  Hills
Pace:  3-4mph
Distance: 10 miles (optional 5 mile route too)
Notes:   Meet at the small parking lot behind the Visitor Center. Pin Dropped:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Valley+Forge+National+Historical+Park/@40.100612,-75.4234506,164m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c693f22285f86f:0x6eb82d50e6dad1fb.  We will walk the loop around the park twice for a total of 10 miles. Because it is the same loop twice you are able to stop after 5 miles of you choose to do so. We will take a short break every 2-3 miles.
It is a paved path with several steep hills.

Training Walk Leader: Chris Giulianotti  
Contact Information: 858 208 8117    chrisgi@pacbell.net   
Training Walk Date: Sunday, May 15th  
Start Time: 6:30am
Starting Location: Saint Gabriel's Church Parking lot. 13734 Twin Peaks Road, Poway CA 92064
Level: Some good hills
Pace:  2-3 MPH, 3-4 MPH 
Distance:   9+  
Notes: Hills and trails around parts of rural Poway.  Some good hills.  Park in the parking lot close to the traffic signal at Twin Peaks Road and Budwin Lane.                    


 
New Jersey

Training Walk Leader:  Paul Neralich
Contact Information:   pauldnnj@yahoo.com
Training Walk Date:  Saturday, May 14
Start Time:  9AM
Starting Location: Ramapo Valley County Reservation- 608 Ramapo Valely Road (Rt.202), Mahwah, NJ 07430
Level: flat/some hills 
Pace: 3-4mph
Distance: 2-10 miles (depending on day). We can decide on the day.
Notes: Well-maintained trails in a county park. Mix of flat and light altitude depending on participants skill-level.  Please be sure to contact me via email, pauldnnj@yahoo.com, or by mobile/text, (201) 274-9730, ahead of time so that I know who will be attending!

Training Walk Leader:  Paul Neralich
Contact Information:   pauldnnj@yahoo.com
Training Walk Date:  Saturday, May 21
Start Time:  9AM
Starting Location: Ramapo Valley County Reservation- 608 Ramapo Valely Road (Rt.202), Mahwah, NJ 07430
Level: flat/some hills 
Pace: 3-4mph
Distance: 2-10 miles (depending on day). We can decide on the day.
Notes: Well-maintained trails in a county park. Mix of flat and light altitude depending on participants skill-level.  Please be sure to contact me via email, pauldnnj@yahoo.com, or by mobile/text, (201) 274-9730, ahead of time so that I know who will be attending!

 
 
New York

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