Training Support

We are here to help you get ready for The Overnight. Get registered today and you can find the resources below in Walker Central to start building your Overnight community.  

  • Detailed 16-Week or 19-Week Training Schedule
  • Training Walk Leader Guide
  • Training Walk Waiver (for Training Walk Leaders)
     

Weekly E-Training Guide

Weekly emails will be sent out every Monday and will include a weekly training schedule, excercise/stretch suggestions, and details on upcoming Training Walks.

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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. Don't see a walk near you? Start your own Training Walk by filling out the Training Walk Submission Form or emailing Walker Coach, Maggy, to help you create one. 

Upcoming Training Walks

Date: Saturday, April 28th 2018
Start Time: 8:00am
Start Location: 1700 E Louisiana Ave, Denver, CO 80210
Start Location Details: We will meet at the NW corner of the South High School parking lot closest to the corner of S Franklin and E Louisiana.
Route Description: We will walk around Washington Park 4.5 times (round trip is about 2.6 miles). The path is paved. Port-a-potties exist on the path. Dogs are allowed!
Terrain/Level: Flat
Distance: 12 miles
Notes: This aligns with week 8 of the 16 week training plan. Feel free to join us for part of all of the walk. Text or call me if you're running late or unable to make it. Don't forget water!
Training Walk Leader Name: Rachael Eddy
Phone Number: 561-262-4475
Email: rachael.louise.eddy@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Start Time: 8:00am
Start Location: Busse Woods: Main Dam Entrance, Arlington Heights Rd and Edgeware, Elk Grove, IL 60007
Start Location Details: We will meet by the covered tables by the walking path just off of Arlington Heights Road.
Route Description: We will go out and back starting our walk heading North from our starting location.
Terrain/Level: Flat
Distance: Between 3-6 miles
Notes: I will be wearing my past overnight walk shirt. We will walk rain or shine. Bring water.
Training Walk Leader Name: Michelle Tantillo
Phone Number: 847-826-8473
Email Address: trisigma@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, May 12th 2018
Start Time: 8:00am
Start Location: Busse Woods: Main Dam Entrance, Arlington Heights Rd and Edgeware, Elk Grove, IL 60007
Start Location Details: We will meet by the covered tables by the walking path just off of Arlington Heights Road.
Route Description: We will go out and back starting our walk heading North from our starting location.
Terrain/Level: Flat
Distance: Between 3-6 miles
Notes: I will be wearing my past overnight walk shirt. We will walk rain or shine. Bring water.
Training Walk Leader Name: Michelle Tantillo
Phone Number: 847-826-8473
Email Address: trisigma@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, June 2nd 2018
Start Time: 8:00am
Start Location: Busse Woods: Main Dam Entrance, Arlington Heights Rd and Edgeware, Elk Grove, IL 60007
Start Location Details: We will meet by the covered tables by the walking path just off of Arlington Heights Road.
Route Description: We will go out and back starting our walk heading North from our starting location.
Terrain/Level: Flat
Distance: Between 3-6 miles
Notes: I will be wearing my past overnight walk shirt. We will walk rain or shine. Bring water.
Training Walk Leader Name: Michelle Tantillo
Phone Number: 847-826-8473
Email Address: trisigma@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, May 5th 2018
Start Time: 9:30am
Start Location: 3000 Bridge Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Start Location Details: Meet on the steps of Phoenix Coffee
Route Description: We will walk east through Ohio city toward Tremont. We will then follow the towpath along the river to downtown Cleveland toward the Rock and Roll Museum. Heading west is next through the flats and back to Ohio City
Terrain/Level: Some hills
Distance: 8 miles
Training Walk Leader Name: Steven Karaiskos
Phone Number: 216-319-3122
Email: skaraiskos@hotmail.com

Date: Saturday, May 26th 2018 
Start Time: 9:30am 
Start Location: 6425 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102
Start Location Details: Outside of Gypsy Bean Coffee
Route Description: We will walk toward Edgewater Park then toward Lakewood along the lake
Terrain/Level: Some hills
Distance: 10 miles
Training Walk Leader: Steven Karaiskos
Phone Number: 216-319-3122
Email: skaraiskos@hotmail.com

Date: Saturday, April 28th 2018
Start Time: 2:00pm
Start Location: Peace Valley Park, Pavilion 2 parking lot, Meyers Road, Doylestown, PA
Start Location Details: Peace Valley Boat Launch
Route Description: We will walk paved trails 6 miles around Lake Galena. There are bathrooms along the way. 
Terrain/Level: Some hills
Distance: 6 miles
Notes: Contact Maggie if weather is questionable.
Training Walk Leader Name: Maggie Tulik
Phone Number: 267-733-4587
Email: maggie.tulik@gmail.com 

Date: Saturday, May 12th 2018
Start Time: 10:00am
Start Location: 1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia, PA19130
Start Location Details: We will meet in front of the Cosmic Cafe. There is also a bike rental there. There is a parking lot as well. 
Route Description: We will be walking the Kelly Drive-Martin Luther King Drive Loop. There are bathrooms along the way. This is a city walking path that goes along the Schuylkill River.
Terrain/Level: Flat
Distance: 8.45 miles
Notes: We will walk unless there is heavy rain. 
Training Walk Leader: Susie Moore
Phone Number: 215-901-4658
Email: susie.teacher@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, April 21st 2018
Start Time: 1:00pm
Start Location: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Cir, Addison, TX 75001
Start Location Details: Meet at the North East corner of Addison Circle Park, on the red concrete squares near the steps
Route Description: Level paved sidewalk, We will walk around the park beginning at 5 circuits of .6 miles for a total of 3 miles.  Bathrooms are available. Bring drinking water. This is a pet friendly park, so leashed pets are welcome. 
Terrain/Level: Gentle rolling inclines and declines along the route helps challenge you like the real Overnight Walk will.
Distance: 3 miles, increasing as needed by walkers as the weeks go by. Tap out anytime. 
Notes: This walk will recur weekly so Walkers can gauge their improvement and feel confident they are prepared for the rigors of walking 16-18 miles overnight
Training Walk Leader Name: Terri Hartman
Phone Number: 214-797-3511
Email: Dallas2018NTX@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, April 28th 2018
Start Time: 1:00pm
Start Location: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Cir, Addison, TX 75001
Start Location Details: Meet at the North East corner of Addison Circle Park, on the red concrete squares near the steps
Route Description: Level paved sidewalk, We will walk around the park beginning at 5 circuits of .6 miles for a total of 3 miles.  Bathrooms are available. Bring drinking water. This is a pet friendly park, so leashed pets are welcome. 
Terrain/Level: Gentle rolling inclines and declines along the route helps challenge you like the real Overnight Walk will.
Distance: 3 miles, increasing as needed by walkers as the weeks go by. Tap out anytime. 
Notes: This walk will recur weekly so Walkers can gauge their improvement and feel confident they are prepared for the rigors of walking 16-18 miles overnight
Training Walk Leader Name: Terri Hartman
Phone Number: 214-797-3511
Email: Dallas2018NTX@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, May 12th 2018
Start Time: 1:00pm
Start Location: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Cir, Addison, TX 75001
Start Location Details: Meet at the North East corner of Addison Circle Park, on the red concrete squares near the steps
Route Description: Level paved sidewalk, We will walk around the park beginning at 5 circuits of .6 miles for a total of 3 miles.  Bathrooms are available. Bring drinking water. This is a pet friendly park, so leashed pets are welcome. 
Terrain/Level: Gentle rolling inclines and declines along the route helps challenge you like the real Overnight Walk will.
Distance: 3 miles, increasing as needed by walkers as the weeks go by. Tap out anytime. 
Notes: This walk will recur weekly so Walkers can gauge their improvement and feel confident they are prepared for the rigors of walking 16-18 miles overnight
Training Walk Leader Name: Terri Hartman
Phone Number: 214-797-3511
Email: Dallas2018NTX@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, May 19th 2018
Start Time: 1:00pm
Start Location: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Cir, Addison, TX 75001
Start Location Details: Meet at the North East corner of Addison Circle Park, on the red concrete squares near the steps
Route Description: Level paved sidewalk, We will walk around the park beginning at 5 circuits of .6 miles for a total of 3 miles.  Bathrooms are available. Bring drinking water. This is a pet friendly park, so leashed pets are welcome. 
Terrain/Level: Gentle rolling inclines and declines along the route helps challenge you like the real Overnight Walk will.
Distance: 3 miles, increasing as needed by walkers as the weeks go by. Tap out anytime. 
Notes: This walk will recur weekly so Walkers can gauge their improvement and feel confident they are prepared for the rigors of walking 16-18 miles overnight
Training Walk Leader Name: Terri Hartman
Phone Number: 214-797-3511
Email: Dallas2018NTX@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, May 12th 2018
Start Time: 9:00am
Start Location: White Rock Lake Park, E Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218
Start Location Details: Meet at the parking lot of White Rock Lake Park that is located on the East side of the Lake, .4 south of Bath House Cultural Center
Route Description: We will hike around the lake starting out going south toward the Arboretum, going all the way down 78/Garland Road to Winsted Dr, following White Rock Lake Trail the entire time, and continuing north past the Pump Station, and picking up the trail heading west along West Lawther Drive, at the north side of the lake. Continuing on the trail past the Dog Park and crossing the bridge back to East Lawther Drive. following the trail past the Bath House and connecting back to the start at White Rock Lake Park.
Terrain/Level: Some hills, generally flat, with 3% +/- and a couple of hills on the way
Distance: 9.27 miles 
Notes: We will walk asl ong as it is not a solid downpour. Dress for weather. Dog friendly trail. It should take 2.5-3 hours to complete the walk.
Training Walk Leader Name: Becky Hidalgo
Phone Number: 972-815-7822
Email: beckyhidalgo07@gmail.com

Date: Sunday, April 22nd 2018
Start Time: 4:00pm
Start Location: 801 North Texas Blvd., Denton, TX, 76201
Start Location Details: Meet under the arch of the Gateway Building
Route Description: Walk perimeter of UNT campus
Terrain/Level: Some incline, but not too steep
Distance: About 2.5 miles
Notes:  I'm open to going around twice or otherwise extending the distance based on other walker's desires.
Training Walk Leader: Mark Coomes
Phone Number: 940-312-2099
Email: markcoomes@gmail.com

Date:  Saturday May 5th 2018
Start Time: 9:00am
Start Location: Katherine Rose Memorial Park, 303 N Walnut Creek Dr, Mansfield, TX 76063
Start Location Details: Meet at the parking lot around 9am, we will sign in and stretch and the walk will start at 9:15 going to the trail by the splash park, and turn right.
Route Description: One time around the main park is ½ mile. Going once around the main park, then headout a second time, where the trail splits, # take the left fork to follow the trail north west around Town Park, then back to the main park, circle again and repeat from #
Terrain/Level: Fairly level with gentle up and down starts @ 607’ max Elev 613’
Distance: 3.22 miles increasing to 8 miles by 5/19.
Notes: Bring water with you. Pet friendly trail. Park is 8.5 miles south of I-20 off Rt 287.
Training Walk Leader Name: Jess Caudle
Phone Number: 817-217-1905
Email: jessica.caudle138@outlook.com

Date: Saturday,  April 21st 2018
Start Time: 8:00am
Start Location: Frito Lay HQ - 2201 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024 
Start Location Details: Meet just south of Headquarters Drive, near Green Bank. There is a small parking lot near DART Bus Stop Stop ID: 20826 just off Headquarters Drive.
Route Description: Level paved sidewalk. Walk north to pick up the trail and turn left, walking counter clockwise, keeping Quisenberry Lake on the left. 2.05 mile loop. Bring water bottle. Unknown if pet friendly. Unknown if water or restrooms are available.
Terrain/Level: Sloping from 663 ft and climbing to 693 ft Gain 69 ft.
Distance: 2.05 miles, increasing as needed by Walkers as the weeks go by. Tap out anytime.
Notes: BLUEBONNETS are in season now. This walk will recur weekly so Walkers can gauge their improvement and feel confident they are prepared for the rigors of walking 16-18 miles
Training Walk Leader Name: Lindsey Encinias
Phone Number: 214-998-3764
Email: Dallas2018NTX@gmail.com

Date: Saturday, May 5th 2018
Start Time: 8:00am
Start Location: Frito Lay HQ - 2201 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024 
Start Location Details: Meet just south of Headquarters Drive, near Green Bank. There is a small parking lot near DART Bus Stop Stop ID: 20826 just off Headquarters Drive.
Route Description: Level paved sidewalk. Walk north to pick up the trail and turn left, walking counter clockwise, keeping Quisenberry Lake on the left. 2.05 mile loop. Bring water bottle. Unknown if pet friendly. Unknown if water or restrooms are available.
Terrain/Level: Sloping from 663 ft and climbing to 693 ft Gain 69 ft.
Distance: 2.05 miles, increasing as needed by Walkers as the weeks go by. Tap out anytime.
Notes: BLUEBONNETS are in season now. This walk will recur weekly so Walkers can gauge their improvement and feel confident they are prepared for the rigors of walking 16-18 miles
Training Walk Leader Name: Lindsey Encinias
Phone Number: 214-998-3764
Email: Dallas2018NTX@gmail.com

Date: Saturday,  May 19th 2018
Start Time: 8:00am
Start Location: Frito Lay HQ - 2201 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75024 
Start Location Details: Meet just south of Headquarters Drive, near Green Bank. There is a small parking lot near DART Bus Stop Stop ID: 20826 just off Headquarters Drive.
Route Description: Level paved sidewalk. Walk north to pick up the trail and turn left, walking counter clockwise, keeping Quisenberry Lake on the left. 2.05 mile loop. Bring water bottle. Unknown if pet friendly. Unknown if water or restrooms are available.
Terrain/Level: Sloping from 663 ft and climbing to 693 ft Gain 69 ft.
Distance: 2.05 miles, increasing as needed by Walkers as the weeks go by. Tap out anytime.
Notes: BLUEBONNETS are in season now. This walk will recur weekly so Walkers can gauge their improvement and feel confident they are prepared for the rigors of walking 16-18 miles
Training Walk Leader Name: Lindsey Encinias
Phone Number: 214-998-3764
Email: Dallas2018NTX@gmail.com

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