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Webinar, How to Organize a Walkathon

Two bits of news from your walkathon guide…

Would you like to chat about organizing a walkathon?

I presented a webinar yesterday as a guest of the groupery, called “How to Plan a Walkathon”.  The audience found it to be very helpful and I loved the interactive discussion. To those that came, thanks!   I am considering doing another one.  They are free.  If you’d like to come, please drop me a note and I’ll let you know the date and time.  A webinar is a conference call where you can also see the presenter’s screen.  It’s simple to dial in and can be more of a group discussion than a presentation.

Another way to communicate is to comment on this blog.  I usually answer any questions there within a day.

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8 Responses

  1. I would like to know when the next webinar regarding walk-a-thons will be held.

  2. I would be interested in hearing when you schedule another webinar on walk-a-thons. Thanks!

  3. I’d like to be on the list to know when the next webinar for walk-a-thon is.

  4. I would like to attend your next webinar for walkathons!

  5. I am the community outreach coordinator for our town and I do many walks but have not yet did a walkathon. I would like to learn more on how to organize this. I think this would be a very spiritual experience for everyone involved.

    • Hi Theresa, Welcome to the site. I hope it can be of help. I agree – it could be a very spiritual experience. I find that even reading the stories of so many walking events and the people who organize them is indeed spiritual. Best of luck to you. -Lee

  6. I was wondering what yall think would be the overall price to run a walk a thon would be? I cant find any information and any response would be helpful.


    • Someone asked about the cost of organizing a walkathon.

      It depends on what all you need to cover but here is an estimate. Assume about $10 per person if you have 200 or more people, but then add the general expenses. For example, my kids school walkathon, with about 200 participants, cost just under $2000. Note that we had no facilities or police charges. Here is a break down:

      Per Person: T Shirt = $5.50 at most, Lap cards, lanyards, small prizes = $2.50, Miscellaneous = $2 Total = no more than $10 per person
      Yellow tape and cones to mark the course = About $150 for a schoolyard event
      Extra trash pickup or janitorial services= ??
      Outhouses = ??
      Rent, borrow or purchase canopies and tables = ??
      Have concessions items donated or charge for them = net profit only
      Do you need to pay for facilities or police supervision = Call officials who are associated with your site
      Do you need to cover insurance or is that part of a school where the insurance would be covered (check with principal)?

      Other readers, if you have expenses I haven’t listed, please feel free to add a comment. Thanks, Lee

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