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Avon Walk Info

Here are answers to your questions about the walk

Avon Foundation offers a whole array of information on the website. Once you sign up for the walk you will have access to the Complete Training Guide, 50 Walking Tips, and Prevention Magazine Training Programs.  In addition, there are many useful fundraising guides.

Where do I bring my bag on Saturday Morning and how do I find it later at the Wellness Village ?
All walkers receive a pink wrist band which includes information about tent location. The same information is supplied on the baggage tag placed on your bag. There is a letter and a number which indicates your tent location. On Saturday morning, bags are dropped off at the start of the walk, Pier 84. Look for the truck with the corresponding letter on your wrist band. When you get to the Wellness Village, you will look for the truck with your letter. Same thing happens on Sunday.

For example, if your number is K57, you will bring your bag to the truck labeled K. Then in the village, you will go to the truck with labeled K, and pick up your gear. You then proceed to the tent area and find your tent location based on the letter/number. You will go to row K and look for tent 57.

I’ve never put up a tent. Will there be help ?
100s of tent angels have been recruited to help walkers set up the tents. Look for people in the volunteer tee shirts.

How does Team Tenting Work?

  1. Approximately one week before Event Eve, the Teams Coordinator will send each Team Captain a confirmation e-mail with all team members’ tent assignment.
  2. Walkers participating in Team Tenting can either check-in together (with their teammates) or separately, and they will already have a designated tent assignment prior to Event Eve.
  3. Upon checking in at Event Eve, any Walker participating in Team Tenting will have their tent chip and luggage chip will already be pre-stuffed in their registration packet.
  4. All Teams participating in Team Tenting should have their medical forms turned in ahead of time (in urgent situations, medical forms may be processed at Event Eve.)
  5. You’ll also be able to turn in any outstanding or additional donations (please have a completed and correct donation coupon for each donation).

What if I get a blister or muscle cramp and can’t walk?
Look for a sweep van/car. They are easy to spot. Lots of writing and pink streamers. Usually honking and waving at the walkers. Flag one down and they will transport you to the Wellness Village.

Where can I find more information?
In the e-mail titled “Let’s Walk” sent to you from Avon.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. darlena permalink
    October 6, 2009 7:56 am


  2. March 17, 2010 12:48 pm

    I’m looking for information on where you will be having the walk in our county. I live in Baldwin County Alabama. Any info would be helpful.
    Joni Tolbert

    • March 17, 2010 8:55 pm

      Hi Joni
      The Avon Walk 2 Day event is held in 9 cities across the US: Houston, Washington, Boston, Chicago, Rocky Mountains, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, New Your and Charlotte. You can find the dates for each of these walks on the Avon Walk website:

  3. Sean permalink
    November 9, 2010 9:45 pm

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  4. Ashlee permalink
    March 4, 2011 4:41 pm

    Can you bring your dog to the walk?

    • March 4, 2011 10:36 pm

      Unfortunately, dogs aren’t allowed on the walk. I’ve seen them in the crowd at the closing ceremony on Day 2. You could have a family member bring the dog to one of the cheering stations along the route. Here are answers to some other frequently asked questions about the walk:

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