Walking Warriors 3rd Annual Walk to Battle Breast Cancer

Walking Warriors 3rd Annual Walk to Battle Breast Cancer

Training Walk #6  - This Saturday, March 14th we’ll start walking at 9:00amThis 10 mile walk will start and end at Tenleytown Starbucks (4513 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016). This is on the Red Line, if coming by Metro, always check their Trip Planner for any travel disruptions. There is off street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods.

 

Please meet up by 8:45am, bring your necessary walking accessories (water bottle, snack(s), warm gloves, hat, etc.). We will have paper maps and will also provide instructions before the walk starts. Thank you to Aruna for coming up with a wonderful route for this weekend.

 

Joanne Casey will lead this walk, please RSVP her (email jkcspock@verizon.net or text 301-706-6289) him if you will be joining us. Please respond with your name and cell phone number. 

 

Use MapMyWalk? Here’s the link to the route.

 

** If the temperature won’t be above 32 degrees by 10am please watch your email for updates, or check the Training webpage. We might have to reevaluate and walk inside an area mall. ** 

 

We look forward to walking with you!


Walking Warriors has been carefully monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus. Our primary concern is the safety and wellness of our Walkers and Volunteers. We are proactively working to remain as informed as possible, and to develop a “game plan” for our May 2 event that is consistent with evolving public health recommendations.  We will post updates on the web page as we get closer to the event.

 

For our training walks, please use your own judgement as to whether you should participate in public events like this now. Per the CDC those with diabetes, TB or chronic lung or heart disease, those with cancer on therapy, or individuals above 80 years old should avoid large gatherings. If you are responsible for caring for someone else who falls in these areas, you should also avoid large gatherings.  If you cannot attend the training walk, you can do a walk of similar length and post on Facebook so we can stay connected.

 

We encourage everyone to follow common sense practices to stay healthy, like maintaining social distance, frequent handwashing and covering coughs and sneezes. It is important to know that many infected individuals have no or very mild symptoms but can still transmit this highly transmissible virus. The virus can also live on surfaces for up to 24 hours and clothing for 6-12 hours.  So, beyond the obvious of staying home if one feels ill, please consider your work and life patterns and the possibility that you have been exposed even if not sick. We encourage you to stay informed and follow all CDC guidelines.

 

Regardless of how the epidemic unfolds, we can all still raise money and make a difference right now in the urgent fight against breast cancer!  We are fearless, we are warriors!

 

~ WWBBC Board of Directors

 

Training for either the ten or twenty mile route is paramount to a successful walk.  We keep to a schedule of Saturday morning walks in and around the DC area.  We ensure the start and stop locations are close to a Metro station and/or accessible parking.  Each route is in safe and low traffic areas.  There are rest stops and places to grab a bite to eat along the way. We will start at 4 miles and increase the distance 1 to 2 miles over the next two weekends.  Going forward the distances increase by 2 miles per week. 

We train, in rain or cold, however if the temps aren't expected to climb above 32°F by 10am we will try to locate to an indoor facility to walk. Usually a local mall.  Route information will be posted on the website every Wednesday prior to Saturday training walks.

Please review this attachment for hints, suggestions and our training schedule. 

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