Catherine...I know that Jaime will be having a conference call for walk-a-thon coordinators to get the ball rolling in plenty of time. First and foremost for us in PA was finding a good location to walk - you can seek out other organizations who do walks to find out where they walk..you can use a one mile course and walk it three times. Our location was only $75 to rent, though we really couldn't advertise due to it being a public park - I'm sure we'd find a better location this year. Nailing down sponors to donate money for the insurance cost, food, water, free giveaways like flowers, gift certificates, or donations is a good way to start. We gave out tickets at sign in and had door prizes when the walk was over. We had a flat of pansies and every family took one home. You can work on getting the walk advertised, etc. This is just a start.