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The Walkathon Guide E-Book

walkathonguide cover Are you about to plan a walkathon (walk-a-thon) or jogathon?  And now are you a little nervous about what you’ve just promised you’d do? The Walkathon Guide will demystify the whole planning process so you know exactly what to do, what resources you will need, and when you will need them. It has been used for planning over 1000 walkathons.

  • Simplify recruiting walkathon volunteers
  • Get on top of all the details
  • Clearly define roles, and keep everyone in sync
  • Be supremely confident, start to finish
  • Have less stress and more fun
  • Raise more money

Click here to open a new window to view the first few sections of The Walkathon Guide v2.0, including the complete Table of Contents

Buy the complete Walkathon Guide v2.0 now for just $17.95 by clicking below and checking out with your credit card or PayPal account

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At $17.95, it can help you save hours of trial and error work during walkathon planning and avoid last minute glitches on Walkathon day. The Walkathon Guide is ideal for schools, churches, and charitable organizations. It only takes two or three minutes to purchase and download this very useful PDF e-book.

Roger Carr

” I wish The Walkathon Guide’ existed when I started leading walkathons.  Lee Garverick has done a great job of creating a step-by-step guide to planning a successful walkathon.  The timelines and sample documents sprinkled throughout the guide are invaluable.  I am confident future walkathons will be more successful as the experience captured in ‘The Walkathon Guide’ is applied.”

— Roger Carr, walkathon organizer, speaker, author, CharityWalksBlog, e-book “Wake Up and Make a Difference”

The Walkathon Guide helps you make your walkathon more fun and profitable, and at the same time helps you keep calm and organized.  You can focus on the big picture because The Walkathon Guide lets you predict and delegate the details.  The Walkathon Guide offers the wisdom and experience of generations of walkathon planners.  It includes:

  • Over 80 pages of detailed walkathon planning information
  • Timelines, “to do” lists, and dependencies for each committee
  • Example flyers, forms and email messages
  • Words of wisdom based on over 10 years of direct experience planning walkathons
  • Separate sections designed to be given directly to each committee leader, so they can understand exactly what is expected from them
  • List of all volunteers needed, with numbers, start time, for every committee
  • Committee job descriptions with number of volunteers needed
  • Only $17.95

Over 80 pages about how to plan a walkathon

The Walkathon Guide covers everything from your initial decisions through to the celebration after.  You’ll have the info you need, just when you need it.

Save work by avoiding trial and error

The Walkathon Guide steers you around common pitfalls and easily forgotten details, and gives you material to get going with confidence. Use the individual committee sections to quickly explain what’s needed from each committee so volunteers will be more willing to sign up. Then your committee chairs can use them to be on the ball for all their responsibilities. With twelve chapters and three appendices, The Walkathon Guide provides details for every committee.

Make your walkathon the best ever

Be on top of all the key details to make your event more fun and profitable than ever before.  Keep energy high, stress levels down, and have your volunteers working in sync, knowing what’s needed when from each other.

How to buy

1. Click on the “ADD TO CART” button below.

2. Pay via PayPal or by credit card and you will immediately get instructions for downloading The Walkathon Guide.

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25 Responses

  1. My organization is interested in starting a walk-a-thon in the near future. We assist people who sustained brain injuries and would like to get awareness out about Brain Injury and also be able to raise money for our organization to help sustain it. I am very interested in getting the free e-book since we are a non-profit organization.

  2. Hello Laura,
    I’d be delighted to send you a copy. I can send one “as is” or if you can wait a few weeks, it will be more readable. Please let me know.

  3. I would love to go ahead and get a copy if possible. I may be able to decipher it. If you feel that it would be easier to understand, I will of course wait. Thanks so much!!

  4. Hello Lee,

    I am so excited to find your web site! I have brought the idea of a walk-a-thon to the attention of the director at my daughter’s preschool. I think it is a great alternative to typical fundraisers like selling cookie dough and candy. I would love to read a copy if your E-book.


    • Hi Jeanelle, You just made it for the free book! I’ll send as soon as it’s ready. I’m delighted to be of help. Sounds like fun for a preschool. -Lee

  5. I am very pleased to know that there is help out there for me. I am a case manager at the Sickle Cell Association. The agency is a not for profit 501C3 organization. Sickle Cell Disease is a debilitating disease that affects our red blood cells. This genetic disorder affects millions across the world and the numbers are on the rise. With no cure it is a hard battle to fight. This will be my first walk-a-thon and the Associations first as well. I have gotten some great tips off of the website and look forward to receiving the book.

  6. Can you receive the book by any other means. I’m hesitant ordering on line.

  7. Lee,

    Hello, we are non profit organization with the mission of “Helping Kids to finish Strong”. We have been looking into several fund raising ideas and a walkathon has came up. I typed in “How to plan a Walkathon” and your book came up. I was looking into the pdf version but was not sure what “as is” meant? I would appreciate it if you could explain to me exactly what I would be recieving via email?

    Thank you,

  8. Hello Cathy,
    What a worthwhile mission.
    Where do you see the term “as is”? The book is complete. Once you place your order, you immediately get a link via email. When you click on it, you can download the book. You can also download separate files for each chapter, to then give to various committee chairs.

  9. I keep hitting “purchase now”, and it doesn’t take me to any type of ordering site (only takes me to various communications that have come from other interested parties). Please advise on how I can proceed with an order.

    • I think I know what’s happening. After clicking “purchase now”, there are three instructions and then a “buy now” button to click. Click the buy now button. Alternatively, you could just go here.

  10. Just purchased your e-book….how do I download it?

    • I work with a service called E-Junkie. You should get an email message from them with a link. You click on that link, and can download from there. I’ll email you personally to be sure it worked for you. Thank you. -Lee

  11. hello, i would like to know when will the next sickle cell walkathon be held in miami florida/ south florida

  12. Shalom!

    Our fund raisiing ministry would like t o have a walkathon to help raise funds for our own Synagogue. we are a non profit Synagogue. I would be very interested in getting the free e booklet showing and telling us how to go about doing a walkathon. I ask if we need t o get a permit?

  13. Hi Sharon,

    Regarding needing a permit, it depends on where you are having the walkathon and what the local requirements are. If you have a location and day in mind, it would be best to check with the local officials that are responsible for that location. For the walkathons we’ve held on school grounds, we just needed permission from the school. If you plan to use town property, you would need to check with the appropriate town officials.

    You had also asked about a single Synagogue holding a walkathon. I don’t know of any issues with that, but it would be best to check with the leadership of your specific Synagogue.

    There is a lot of free information about organizing walkathons on my websites (walkathonguide.com and walkathonshop.com), but I don’t have a free booklet. I do have an e-book for sale at http://www.walkathonshop.com/thebook.html, where you will also see a link to a free preview of the book, including the complete table of contents.

    Good Luck!


  14. I am thinking about having a walk-a-thon to raise money for our foundation that gives grants for special education in schools. Can you give me a realistic idea of how much we could expect to make on a walk-a-thon?

    • Hi Katie,
      Your proceeds can vary greatly, from $100 to $500,000 or more. One way to figure it out is estimate how many people would show up, and then how many donations people would realistically be able and willing to raise. If you think you could interest 200 walkers, and each walker raises $200 in donations, that is $40,000. Your cost might be $10 or $15 per walker for a T Shirt and some drinks and hot dogs, so subtract about $3000 to make $37,000. That would make a nice grant.

      Good luck,

  15. Hi.
    I trying to spearhead a walk-a-thon at my daughter’s school and would love to receive you ebook and any ideas/suggestions you have.

    Thanks in advance,

  16. We are trying to spearhead a walk-a-thon as a fundraiser for a new Heart Health Institute and Wellness Center that we will be building on 44 acres of rural property here in West Branch, Michigan. We would be very interested in receiving an ebook as well.

    Thank you in advance, Cynthia

  17. Hi Cynthia,
    What a worthwhile cause! You can get the book here: https://walkathonguide.com/the-book/ There is also a free download of the first few chapters.
    Good luck,
    Lee (Walkathonguide)

  18. I purchased this book to start a new fundraiser at our school. The Walkathon Guide was an invaluable resource! Thanks to this guide we knew we wouldn’t forget any details. The event was a huge success – thanks to the Walkathon Guide! The book cost me $17.95 and we raised over $17k – that’s a pretty good return on investment!

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