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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.

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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 Training Walk Submission 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 using their listed contact information. To start your own Training Walk fill out the Training Walk Submission Form or email coaches@theovernight.org

 

California

Questions about the Training Walk below?
Please contact Chris at chrisgi@pacbell.net or
join Chris's Meetup group, Walkers on a Mission

Training Walk Leader: Chris Giulianotti
Phone: 858-208-8117
Email: chrisgi@pacbell.net
Training Walk Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 11:00am (approximately)
Start Location: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside CA 92056
Route Description: We will start by walking around Oceanside Harbor and back to The Strand to walk along the boardwalk beside the beach. At the end of the board walk we will head inland one block and walk as far as Buccaneer Park and then back to the parking lot.
Terrain/Level: Flat with one small hill
Distance: 7+ miles
Pace: 2-3 mph, 3-4 mph
Notes: Exit the 5 FWY at Harbor and go west. Make a left at the corner where there is a Del Taco - Carmelo Drive. Follow the small, narrow road around to the large free parking lot and park at the far side close to the tunnel. We will start from there.

Questions about the Training Walk below?
Please contact Chris at chrisgi@pacbell.net or
join Chris's Meetup group, Walkers on a Mission

Training Walk Leader: Chris Giulianotti
Phone: 858-208-8117
Email: chrisgi@pacbell.net
Training Walk Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Start Location: Aubrey Park Parking Lot, 13544 Aubrey St, Poway, CA 92064
Route Description: A pleasant walk around some parts of Old Poway. Some trails. We can add a mile or two to this walk if everyone is up for it.
Terrain/Level: Some hills
Distance: 5+ miles
Pace: 2-3 mph, 3-4 mph
Notes: Park in the parking lot closest to Midland Road, across from the Veterinary Clinic.

Questions about the Training Walk below?
Please contact Chris at chrisgi@pacbell.net or
join Chris's Meetup group, Walkers on a Mission

Training Walk Leader: Chris Giulianotti
Phone: 858-208-8117
Email: chrisgi@pacbell.net
Training Walk Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 11:00am
Start Location: 2197 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Route Description: We will begin our walk on the east side of Park Blvd and go north passed the Rose Garden, then pass over the first of seven bridges as we make our way through Balboa Park. We will make a 6-7 mile circle with some small inclines and a jungle option!
Terrain/Level: Some hills
Distance: 6-7 miles
Pace: 2-3 mph, 3-4 mph
Notes: The address is approximate. We will meet in the parking lot on the East side of Park Blvd across from Space Theater Way and south of the Inez Grant Memorial Rose Garden.

Questions about the Training Walk below?
Please contact Chris at chrisgi@pacbell.net or
join Chris's Meetup group, Walkers on a Mission

Training Walk Leader: Chris Giulianotti
Phone: 858-208-8117
Email: chrisgi@pacbell.net
Training Walk Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017
Time: 8:00am -10:00am
Start Location: Albertson's Parking Lot, 12475 Rancho Bernardo Road, San Diego, CA 92128
Route Description: A mostly paved 5 mile loop stating in the Parking Lot of Albertsons. We will go up south on Pomerado Road and then turn left into Green valley and wind our way back down to Espola Road and back to the parking lot.
Terrain/Level: Hills
Distance: 5 miles
Pace: 2-3 mph, 3-4 mph
Notes: Park in the corner closest to the traffic signals. Starbucks is close by.

Questions about the Training Walk below?
Please contact Jenny at 708-280-4372 or via email at seabird78@yahoo.com

Training Walk Leader: Jenny Seay
Phone: 708-280-4372
Email: seabird78@yahoo.com
Training Walk Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Start Time: 8:30am
Start Location: Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre Station, 1365 Treat Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Route Description: We will get on the Iron Horse Trail at the footbridge near Harvey Drive. We'll follow the trail through downtown Walnut Creek, and down to the Alamo Trailhead before turning around and heading back to our start point.
Terrain/Level: Flat
Distance: 11.8 miles
Pace: 3-4 mph
Notes: We will meet at the BART station entrance, where there is parking for anyone who needs it. We will pass a Whole Foods while on our route, and there is a Peet's at our turnaround point, in case anyone needs refreshments or a restroom break.
 

Illinois

Questions about the Training Walk below?
Please contact Michelle via email at trisigma@gmail.com 

Training Walk Leader: Michelle Tantillo
Email: trisigma@gmail.com
Training Walk Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Start Time: 8:00am
Start Location: Busse Woods, Higgins Rd Entrance. Elk Grove, IL 60007
Route Description: We will be going south away from Higgins Rd. on the paved path
Terrain/Level: Flat, Some hills
Distance: 3 miles
Pace: 3-4 mph
Notes: Enter to park just east of IL Route 53 on Higgins. Take the first left to park in the lot that is near the walking overpass.  We will meet in the center of the circle of that drive right near the walking path.

Massachusetts

Questions about the Training Walk below?
Please contact Sheryl at 508-463-8887 or via email at sherylchamberlin@comcast.net

Training Walk Leader: Sheryl Chamberlin
Phone: 508-463-8887
Email: sherylchamberlin@comcast.net
Training Walk Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Start Time: 9:00am
Start Location: Canal Street, Blackstone, MA
Route Description: Newly opened bike path
Level: Flat
Pace: To be decided among the group
Distance: To be decided among the group
Notes: Park in the lot on Canal Street, which is close to Rte 146 and Rte 122. Please contact Sheryl via phone or email for specific start location details.

New Jersey

Questions about the Training Walk below?
Please contact Elizabeth via email at leonard.elizabeth@gmail.com

Training Walk Leader: Elizabeth Leonard
Email: leonard.elizabeth@gmail.com
Training Walk Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 am
Start Location: Stevens Park, 4th Street and Marine View Plaza, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Route Description: We will walk along the waterway toward Liberty State Park
Terrain/Level: Flat
Distance: 4 miles
Pace: 2-3 mph
Notes: Meet by park entrance on 4th Street and Marine View Plaza
 

New York

Questions about the Training Walk below? Please contact Mindy at 516-359-9409 or via email at mindyruns@aol.com

Training Walk Leader: Mindy Davidson
Phone: 516-359-9409
Email: mindyruns@aol.com
Training Walk Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017
Start Time: 8:00am
Start Location: The boardwalk entrance at the Allegria Hotel, 80 W Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561
Route Description: Long Beach Boardwalk
Terrain/Level: Flat
Distance: 6-8 miles
Pace: 21-23 minutes per mile
Notes: We will meet by the Boardwalk entrance at National Boulevard/West Broadway  

Washington, D.C.

Questions about the Training Walk below?
Please contact Melanie via email at melanie_swang@yahoo.com 

Training Walk Leader: Melanie Swang
Phone: 714-833-2623
Email: melanie_swang@yahoo.com
Training Walk Date:  Sunday, April 2, 2017
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Start Location: Georgetown Waterfront Park, Wisconsin Ave NW & Capital Crescent Trail, Washington, DC 20007
Route Description: This will be a pleasant loop from the Waterfront Park to Georgetown Reservoir, then back to the Waterfront. We will be passing some beautiful scenery, including some cherry blossoms away from the bustle of the Tidal Basin.
Terrain/Level: Flat
Distance: About 5 miles
Pace: 3-4 mph
Notes: Meet at the fountain near the park entrance at Wisconsin Ave. NW. Meter parking is free on Sundays, if you can find a spot! If not, there are parking garages nearby the park. This will be the first training walk in DC for this year, so we're going to start with a reasonable distance and work our way up to 15 miles in the subsequent training walks!
 

Don't see a walk near you? Start your own Training Walk by filling out the Training Walk Submission Form or email coaches@theovernight.org and we'll help you create one.

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