Training Support

We are here to help you get ready for The Overnight. Register now for our 2023 Washington, D.C. Overnight Walk.

Weekly E-Training Guide

These weekly emails will be sent out 16 weeks prior to each walk and will include a weekly Training Schedule, exercise/stretch suggestions, and details on upcoming Training Walks.

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Training Walks

Our volunteer-led Training Walks are scheduled throughout the Overnight Walk season in locations all across the country. During the 2022 Overnight Season we had Training Walks from New York City to Texas! Thank you to all of our amazing Training Walk Leaders who volunteered their time to help build the Overnight Community. 

If you are interested in leading a Training Walk in your area, stay tuned for more information or contact [email protected]


Upcoming Training Activities


Upper Marlboro, Maryland  

Training Walk Date: Sunday, April 30th, 2023, Saturday, May 6th, 2023 and, Sunday, May 7th, 2023

Training Walk Start Time: 2:00 PM EST

Training Walk Leader Contact Information: Karen McConnell-Jones ([email protected] or 202-904-1000)

Starting Location: Arrowhead Elementary School 2300 Sansbury Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774

Starting Location Details: We will meet in front of the school at 2:00PM sharp. There is parking there and across the street at the playground park.

Route Description: This will be street walking through commercial and residential areas with one major hill along the route. 

Distance: The route can be 4, 6, or 10 miles. In which, I am willing to walk the 10 mile route.

Additional Notes from Training Walk Leader: We will only walk on a clear day or light drizzle rain. Here are all the dates for walking until the actual day of the Walk:

Saturday, May 13th at 2:00 PM

Saturday, May 27th at 2:00PM

Sunday, May 28th at 2:00 PM

We will meet up at the same location each time unless notified of a different route.


New York City Shorewalkers  


One of our fellow Overnight Walkers, Gerald Matusiewicz, is part of an organization that specializes in promoting and preserving the waterfronts of New York City. Their mission is to hike along the shoreline of the metropolitan area and what better way to train for The Overnight than to join Gerald and his colleagues on multiple hikes throughout New York City.

Below are some upcoming Training Walks Gerald and the New York Shorewalkers organization agreed to share with our Overnight Community to help prepare for the Overnight Walk. For more information and questions about Shorewalkers, please contact Gerald directly at 845-418-0745 or at [email protected] Please note that each training walk has a different leader who you can contact if you have questions regarding that specific training walk.

Click here for a document provided by New York Shorewalkers with more on the information provided below.


Saunter Stretch #3

Saturday, April 29th, 2023

Hosted by Jim Williams (917-480-0392) please text or email [email protected]; Brigitte Stark-Merklen (646-651-3971); Barbara Lanzaro (917-623-2589)


Walk the iconic, 32 miles Great Saunter path around Manhattan Island over the course of 3 weekends. For Stretch #3, we cover the last part of the route, 13 miles, 5 hours, starting at East 145th Street and walking to the southern end of Manhattan. Join us for all or part of the walk - drop out points all aong the route.

We meet at West 145th Street and Edgecombe Ave and walk downhill to Malcolm X Boulevard to use the restrooms in the playground. Continue 5 miles south and break in Carl Schurz Park. Pack a lunch, restrooms available. Leaving the park, walk along the East River towards the Williamsburg, Manhattan, and Brooklyn Bridges. We will follow the detour around the East Side Costal Resiliency project that will be part of the Great Saunter route on May 6.

Finish Stretch #3 at Faunces Tavern - celebratory beverage optional!

The full Great Saunter will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023. See more information at

MEET: 10:15 AM at West 145th Street and Edgecombe Avenue, entrance to Jackie Robinson Park. Take the A/C/D trains to 145th Street, walk 1/2 block east or take the 1 train to 145th Street stop and walk 4 avenue blocks east

Bring: water, sunscreen, hat, snacks, and lunch.