Where do you find a marathon?
Walker Friendly Marathon Calendar - First, try our walker friendly marathon calendar.
Wendy's list - Wendy at the about.com site has just updated her marathon information. Includes walkers' reviews.
Women Walk the Marathon - A good list of marathons from Women Walk the Marathon
Marathon reviews from our readers - A good list of marathons from Women Walk the Marathon
Other good sources include - Active.com, Runner's World Online, and Marathonguide.com .
Marathon Training info and schedules can be found at:
Marathon Walking - Our training schedule
Ruth's Power Walking Page - Ruth's Marathon Training Schedule
About.com - Wendy's 19 week schedule.
Walking Connection - Walking Connection has marathon training schedules even for the beginner.
A Four-Month Plan to Walking Your First Marathon - An easy four month training plan from Active.com
Dave's Schedules - Dave McGovern provides great training schedules for beginners, intermediate, and advanced walkers.
Many charity organizations provide training, support or marathon travel in exchange for your fundraising.
Joints In Motion - Joints In Motion is a team of men and women who are undertaking an enormous commitment to train for a marathon in honor of an individual who has arthritis.
Leukemia Society Team In Training - Run, walk, or cycle to help cure leukemia and lymphoma.
Team Diabetes - Join the marathon challenge!
Train to End Stroke - We invite you to join Train To End Stroke and help save many lives, maybe even your own. You will train with expert coaches, meet new friends, travel to an exciting destination and raise funds to support the lifesaving research and education of the American Stroke Association.
National Aids Marathon Training Program - Go farther than you ever thought you could!
Team Lombardi - Reach new heights of personal achievement, while raising public awareness and funds crucial to the continuing success of the Lombardi Cancer Center.
Also check out your local walking club, running club, running store, or USA Fit if you are interested in training with a group.
Step by Step Fundraising - Fundraising advice for marathoners and other non-profit events.
Additional marathon training information:
The only marathon book for walkers... Order Dave McGovern's book
"The Complete Guide to Marathon Walking "
Marathon Start To Finish and Hal Higdon's Marathon Training Guide - Although these training guides are geared toward runners, you will find valuable info for walkers as well.
I also really enjoyed The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer. This book is geared toward runners, but has a lot of good information on the mental training that gets one through a marathon.
Visit our Bulletin Board or join our Marathon Walkers e-mail group for marathon information, tips, motivation and support.
The Walking Site - Additional walking information for beginners to marathon walkers.