Training Support

Save lives and get in shape. Our coaches help you get ready for the Overnight.

  • A Daily Training Schedule
  • Weekly Training Newsletter
  • Volunteer-led Training Walks
  • Best Practices
  • Nutrition and Hydration Advice

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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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Every week we will email you a weekly training schedule, advice, and exercises to try.

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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, just fill out our Training Walk Form now

Texas

Training Walk Date:  Saturday, March 7
Start Time: 8 am
Starting Location: TP Hill at White Rock Lake (click here for map; TP is #15), Dallas, TX 75214
Distance: 4-9 miles; all are welcome to complete a 4 mile walk or take on the full 9 mile route.
Pace: 3-4 MPH
Training Walk Leader: Amy Haller
Contact Information: amy.haller@alumni.duke.edu 

Training Walk Date: Saturday, March 7th (more to come!)
Start Time: 4pm
Starting Location: 3065 North Josey Lane, Carrollton, TX 75007
Distance: Open
Pace: 4+ MPH
Level: Flat, Some Hills
Training Walk Leader: LaKenya Owens
Contact Information: lakenowe@gmail.com, 407-252-4087 
Notes: We will meet at the CVS in the parking lot, on the side near the pharmacy facing Frankford. The trail we will be walking on is safe and visible to the public. 

Training Walk Date: Sunday, March 8th
Start Time: 9:30am
Starting Location: 556 Hobson Lane, Denton, TX 76205
Distance:  2-8 miles. Walk is a 2.2 mile loop. You have the option to walk 2-8 miles. 
Pace: 2-3mph
Level: Flat
Training Walk Leader: Val Jones
Contact Information: val.l.jones@gmail.com 
Notes:  We will meet at Southlake Park in front of the Eureka playground and walk the concrete path from there all the way around the park and back to the playground for 2.2 miles. There is not a lot of shade on the path so if it is expected to be sunny please bring a hat and some sunscreen. There is a water fountain and restrooms. Make sure to bring a water bottle. Unless freezing temperatures this walk will go on in rain or shine. Please email Val with any questions and to RSVP.

Training Walk Date: Sunday, March 8th 
Start Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Starting Location: Avoca Coffee. 1311 West Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Distance: 3-9 mile walk through neighborhoods in the Fairmount historic district. Walk is a three mile-loop.
Pace: 2-3 MPH
Level: Flat, very gradual/easy hills
Training Walk Leader: Mary Beth Hirsch
Contact Information: info@outofnowhere.net, 817-714-6763
Notes: Walk will begin at Avoca Coffee promptly at 10AM, so get there about 15 minutes early to fill out the Training Walk Waiver.  There is a picnic bench outside, so let's gather near there. Bring water for hydration. PLEASE RSVP.

Training Walk Date: Saturday, March 14th
Start Time: 9:30am
Starting Location: 556 Hobson Lane, Denton, TX 76205
Distance:  2-14 miles. Walk is a 2.2 mile loop. You have the option to walk between 2-14 miles. 
Pace: 2-3mph
Level: Flat
Training Walk Leader: Val Jones
Contact Information: val.l.jones@gmail.com 
Notes:  We will meet at Southlake Park in front of the Eureka playground and walk the concrete path from there all the way around the park and back to the playground for 2.2 miles. There is not a lot of shade on the path so if it is expected to be sunny please bring a hat and some sunscreen. There is a water fountain and restrooms. Make sure to bring a water bottle. Unless freezing temperatures this walk will go on in rain or shine. Please email Val with any questions and to RSVP.

Training Walk Date: Saturday, March 14th
Start Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Starting Location: Avoca Coffee. 1311 West Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Distance: 3-9 mile walk through neighborhoods in the Fairmount historic district. Walk is a three mile-loop.
Pace: 2-3 MPH
Level: Flat, very gradual/easy hills
Training Walk Leader: Mary Beth Hirsch
Contact Information: info@outofnowhere.net, 817-714-6763
Notes: Walk will begin at Avoca Coffee promptly at 10AM, so get there about 15 minutes early to fill out the Training Walk Waiver.  There is a picnic bench outside, so let's gather near there. Bring water for hydration. PLEASE RSVP.

Training Walk Date: Saturday, March 21
Start Time:11:00 AM
Starting Location: 3700 Glencoe Street, Dallas, TX 75206
Distance: 6 Miles
Pace: 3-4 MPH
Level: Flat
Training Walk Leader: Caleb Barton
Contact Information: cwbarton.tx@gmail.com
Notes: We'll meet and start at Glencoe Park down the Katy Trail and back!

Training Walk Date: Saturday, March 21st
Start Time: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Starting Location: Avoca Coffee. 1311 West Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Distance: 3-9 mile walk through neighborhoods in the Fairmount historic district. Walk is a three mile-loop.
Pace: 2-3 MPH
Level: Flat, very gradual/easy hills
Training Walk Leader: Mary Beth Hirsch
Contact Information: info@outofnowhere.net, 817-714-6763
Notes: Walk will begin at Avoca Coffee promptly at 10AM, so get there about 15 minutes early to fill out the Training Walk Waiver.  There is a picnic bench outside, so let's gather near there. Bring water for hydration. PLEASE RSVP.

Training Walk Date: Saturday, March 28th
Start Time: 9:30am
Starting Location: 556 Hobson Lane, Denton, TX 76205
Distance:  2-16 miles. Walk is a 2.2 mile loop. You have the option to walk between 2-14 miles. 
Pace: 2-3mph
Level: Flat
Training Walk Leader: Val Jones
Contact Information: val.l.jones@gmail.com 
Notes:  We will meet at Southlake Park in front of the Eureka playground and walk the concrete path from there all the way around the park and back to the playground for 2.2 miles. There is not a lot of shade on the path so if it is expected to be sunny please bring a hat and some sunscreen. There is a water fountain and restrooms. Make sure to bring a water bottle. Unless freezing temperatures this walk will go on in rain or shine. Please email Val with any questions and to RSVP.

Training Walk Date:  Saturday, April 4
Start Time: 8 am
Starting Location: TP Hill at White Rock Lake (click here for map; TP is #15), Dallas, TX 75214
Distance: 4-9 miles; all are welcome to complete a 4 mile walk or take on the full 9 mile route.
Pace: 3-4 MPH
Training Walk Leader: Amy Haller
Contact Information: amy.haller@alumni.duke.edu 

Training Walk Date:  Saturday, April 18
Start Time: 8 am
Starting Location: TP Hill at White Rock Lake (click here for map; TP is #15), Dallas, TX 75214
Distance: 4-9 miles; all are welcome to complete a 4 mile walk or take on the full 9 mile route.
Pace: 3-4 MPH
Training Walk Leader: Amy Haller
Contact Information: amy.haller@alumni.duke.edu  

Florida
Training Walk Date:  Thursday, March 5
Start Time: 7:30pm
Starting Location: 806 W De Leon Street, Suite 203, Tampa, FL, 33606
Distance: 6 Miles
Pace: 3-4 MPH
Level: Flat
Training Walk Leader: Jason Tompkins
Contact Information: Jtompkinslcsw@yahoo.com, 813-784-0153
Notes: We will walk out to Bayshore Blvd. Total route will be six miles. There is ample parking on the street surrounding 806 W De Leon Street and immediately behind the building. The starting location is my office and there are facilities available inside the office should anyone need them. Please call or email Jason to confirm you are joining this training walk.

 

Georgia

Training Walk Date:  Saturday, March 7
Start Time: 8:00 A.M.
Starting Location: 
Big Creek Park,1600 Old Alabama Road,Roswell, GA 30076
Distance: 8.3
Pace: 4+ MPH
Level: Flat
Training Walk Leader: Jigna Nambiar
Contact Information: jigna.nambiar@gmail.com
Notes: 8.3 paved path, very little elevation, surrounded by greenery

Training Walk Date:  Saturday, March 14
Start Time: 8:00 A.M.
Starting Location: 
Big Creek Park,1600 Old Alabama Road,Roswell, GA 30076
Distance: 8.3
Pace: 4+ MPH
Level: Flat
Training Walk Leader: Jigna Nambiar
Contact Information: jigna.nambiar@gmail.com
Notes: 8.3 paved path, very little elevation, surrounded by greenery

Training Walk Date:  Saturday, March 21
Start Time: 8:00 A.M.
Starting Location: 
Big Creek Park,1600 Old Alabama Road,Roswell, GA 30076
Distance: 8.3
Pace: 4+ MPH
Level: Flat
Training Walk Leader: Jigna Nambiar
Contact Information: jigna.nambiar@gmail.com
Notes: 8.3 paved path, very little elevation, surrounded by greenery

Training Walk Date:  Saturday, March 28
Start Time: 8:00 A.M.
Starting Location: 
Big Creek Park,1600 Old Alabama Road,Roswell, GA 30076
Distance: 8.3
Pace: 4+ MPH
Level: Flat
Training Walk Leader: Jigna Nambiar
Contact Information: jigna.nambiar@gmail.com
Notes: 8.3 paved path, very little elevation, surrounded by greenery

Training Walk Date:  Saturday, April 11
Start Time: 8:00 A.M.
Starting Location: 
Big Creek Park,1600 Old Alabama Road,Roswell, GA 30076
Distance: 8.3
Pace: 4+ MPH
Level: Flat
Training Walk Leader: Jigna Nambiar
Contact Information: jigna.nambiar@gmail.com
Notes: 8.3 paved path, very little elevation, surrounded by greenery

Training Walk Date:  Saturday, April 18
Start Time: 8:00 A.M.
Starting Location: 
Big Creek Park,1600 Old Alabama Road,Roswell, GA 30076
Distance: 8.3
Pace: 4+ MPH
Level: Flat
Training Walk Leader: Jigna Nambiar
Contact Information: jigna.nambiar@gmail.com
Notes: 8.3 paved path, very little elevation, surrounded by greenery

Washington

Training Walk Date:  Sunday, March 15
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Starting Location: King County Aquatic Center. 650 SW Campus Dr, Federal Way, WA 98023
Distance: 10 miles
Pace: 3-4 MPH
Level: Some Hills
Training Walk Leader: Matt Wagner
Contact Information: matthew.mcclanahan.wagner@gmail.com, 206-427-7472
Notes: BPA Trail. No car traffic, and few street crossings. I'm super-flexible on distance and speed. Up to 4mph and 20 miles, down to whatever works best for everyone.


 

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