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There is not an annual charity walkathon in your area? Why not start one? Talk to your family and friends. Even if you are a beginner, there so many benefits to walkathons; you will lose weight, be outdoors in the fresh air, be in better shape, and most of all you will be helping a charity.
How to start:
Set the goal and look on line for charity walkathons in your area. It is best to find one that is at least a month away so your team can train for it. Unless you are avid walkers on a daily basis, do not just going to the walkathon and sign up. Start small, walk as a team as often as you can, ideally 15 minutes three or four days the first week and 30 minutes the second week. The idea is to work up to an hour the week before the walkathon.
Plan for rainy day training:
So that your team keeps on schedule with the training, plan for rainy days, the mall is a great place to train on those days you cannot walk outside. The Y will sometimes discount their day rate for charity walkathon walkers and you can use their treadmills.
Talk to your family and friends and form a walking team. The team should be made of at least three other people. You can walk the walkathon by yourself; however you will have more fun doing the walkathon with people you know. There are going to be times you will get discouraged and so will the others, but because you have each other for support it will be much easier. You will keep each other focused on why you are doing this.
Name the team:
As a team, talk over different name ideas. The name should be something that makes you smile. It can be something like (Your home town) walkers or “miles for cancer.” You also want to have t-shirts a like so that you feel like a team.
Finding Sponsors: https://www.CharityNetUSA.com
Sponsors can come from a variety of places, local businesses, family and friends who are unable to walk themselves. Charity donations are all tax deductible.
The big day:
First, eat a good healthy breakfast, you will need the fuel and sip plain water. Warm up just before the walkathon. Walking in place is better for your legs than stretching; you can pull a ham string if you overdo stretching. Celebrate! However, wait until the next day, this will give your body time to rest and you will enjoy the celebration more.