Training Walks

 

Training for The Overnight is essential, and it’s much easier and more enjoyable if we do it together. We all know how hard it is to get that first step going. Now imagine going out there with a big, supportive group to train with – much better, isn’t it?

Becoming a Training Walk Leader

We need Training Walk Leaders in all areas to plan and organize walks. No experience necessary! You just need to be able to walk and plan a simple route of any distance, collect waivers and help enforce the rules. We’ll help you come up with a plan to reach out to your fellow Overnight walkers. You can even invite your 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’ll have.

To become a training walk leader, whether it's for a single training walk or a series of several, Call 888-843-6837 or email meghan.fallon@theovernight.org. You can also complete our Training Walk Leader form to submit your Training Walk Form online and we will have it posted on the website within 48 hours.

Find a Training Walk near you (if you have questions about a partciular walk, please contact the Training Walk Leader directly):

OHIO
Training Walk Leader:  LAURETTA CYPHER
Contact Information:  lauretta_cypher@hotmail.com 
Training Walk Dates: Sunday, April 20, April 27, Sunday, May 4, 18, 25 & Sunday, June 1, 8, 15, 22
Start Time:  2pm
Starting Location:  San Run Metro Park in the Merriman Valley of Akron, Ohio 44313
Description: Jogging path thru the beautiful area San Run in the Merriman Valley. 7 miles 1 way. no bicycles. porta-pots along the way
Level:  Flat
Pace: 2-3mph
Distance: 14 miles roundtrip
Notes:  Meet at the 1st parking lot off of Portage Path

WASHINGTON
Training Walk Leader:  Moorea Seal
Contact Information:  mooreaseal@gmail.com
Training Walk Date:  Friday, April 18
Start Time:  8:15am
Starting Location:  Basketball Court at Greenlake Park, Seattle, WA 98115
Route Description: We will be walking around Greenlake once on the inner trail, ending back at the the basketball courts. 
Level:  Flat, Some Hills
Pace: 3-4 MPH
Distance: 2.81 miles
Notes: Let's meet at the basketball courts by 8:15. We will be starting our walk at 8:20 so please get there on time! Looking forward to meeting you all :)

PENNSYLVANIA

Training Walk Leader:  Stephanie Nolan
Contact Information:  paulstevienolan@aol.com
Training Walk Date:  Sunday, April 20
Start Time:  10:00am
Starting Location:  Beginning of Forbidden Drive at Lincoln drive. Northwest Philadelphia, Germantown 19144
Level:  packed dirt, Flat
Pace: 3-4 MPH
Distance:  we can vary/round trip = 10 miles

WASHINGTON
Training Walk Leader:  Moorea Seal
Contact Information:  mooreaseal@gmail.com
Training Walk Date:  Monday, April 21, 2013
Start Time:  8:15am
Starting Location:  Basketball Court at Greenlake Park, Seattle, WA 98115
Route Description: We will be walking around Greenlake once on the inner trail, ending back at the the basketball courts. 
Level:  Flat, Some Hills
Pace: 3-4 MPH
Distance: 2.81 miles
Notes: Let's meet at the basketball courts by 8:15. We will be starting our walk at 8:20 so please get there on time! Looking forward to meeting you all 

NEW YORK
Training Walk Leader: Marcia Resnick
Contact Information: mlgmoose@hotmail.com or 917-589-1234 
Training Walk Date:  Saturday, May 10
Start Time: 9 am
Starting Location: Will start at Cadman Plaza West heading south towards Clark Street and  walk over Brooklyn bridge into Manhattan
Level: Flat
Pace: 3-4 MPH
Distance: 5 miles
Notes: We will walk rain or shine. Wear your Overnight shirt if you have it

WASHINGTON
Training Walk Leader:
  Lexi Potter
Contact Information:  lexi.potter7@gmail.com
Training Walk Date:  Saturday, May 17th
Start Time:  9:30am
Starting Location:  Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way, Seattle, WA 98136
Route Description: The starting location is Lincoln Park in West Seattle. We'll walk North on the waterfront, along Alki Beach, then around the tip of West Seattle to Seacrest Park. From there we'll walk uphill on Ferry Ave to California Ave, then proceed downhill on California. We will pass Admiral Junction, and the walk will finish at the Alaska Junction. The whole route is about 9 miles, and should take between 3 to 4 hours. Hopefully if the weather is good, we'll have beautiful views of the Sound. In May, West Seattle is full of flowers, so it's a lovely place to walk.
Level:  Some Hills
Pace: 3-4 MPH
Distance:  9 miles
Notes: Parking can be easily found at Lincoln Park, and the C Line runs regularly between Lincoln Park and the Alaska Junction. Email is best, but you can text Lexi (206.972.5125) with questions. Route: http://bit.ly/1gIiT3T

NEW YORK
Training Walk Leader: Marcia Resnick
Contact Information: mlgmoose@hotmail.com or 917-589-1234 
Training Walk Date:  Sunday, June 1
Start Time: 9:30 am
Starting Location: Will start at Cadman Plaza West heading south towards Clark Street and  walk over Brooklyn bridge into Manhattan
Level: Flat
Pace: 3-4 MPH
Distance: 10 miles
Notes: We will walk rain or shine. Wear your Overnight shirt if you have it.

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