Mid-Florida Milers Traditional Events

Traditional Events are walking events with designated start time ranges. Don't worry though...you still walk them at your own pace!

2021 Walks

May

15 May 2021 The Villages at Spanish Springs.
EVENT: 5/10K walk

START: Register between 9:00 and 9:30 am.

AVA Special Programs: Rockin' Around the Clock Walking with Veterans, Walking the USA A-Z: V.

Description: Register for the 5 and 10K walks between 9:00 - 9:30am. Walk fee is $3 per participant, and children under 13 are free. Walk instructions with maps provided; walk at your pace. Restrooms at start and Rec center. Pets are permitted. Walk thru Spanish Springs Town Center, past different Villages, on multimode trail along a golf course. Please carry water. Event: Y1433. Trail Ratings: 1A (very small hills mostly on pavement). Additional information, Gerry, toadnfrog@live.com.



Directions: GPS: 28.9410824,-81.9519569 To Towne Place Suites at 1141 Alonzo Ave. From Tampa on I-75 N use exit 329, State Rd. 44. Turn right on State Rd. 44. Turn left on US 301. Turn right on County Rd. 466 to Buena Vista Blvd. Turn left on Buena Vista Blvd. to roundabout at El Camino Real. Turn right on El Camino Real to roundabout at Morse Blvd. Take second exit at Paige Pl. to Avenida Central. Turn right on Avenida Central to Alonzo Ave. **below. From Orlando on Florida's Turnpike N. to Exit 304, Wildwood. Turn right on US 301 to County Rd. 466. Turn right on County Rd. 466 to Buena Vista Blvd. Turn left on Buena Vista Blvd. to roundabout at El Camino Real. Turn right on El Camino Real to roundabout at Morse Blvd. Take second exit at Paige Pl. to Avenida Central. Turn right on Avenida Central to Alonzo Ave. **below. **ALL turn left on Alonzo Ave. to Towne Place Suites. From Leesburg and Orlando on US 441/27N turn left on 2nd Avenida Central (after passing under "The Villages" golf cart overpass) in Lady Lake, left on Paige Pl. and right into hotel.

Questions on the day of the event: call 407.375.2387.

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23 May 2021 Maitland Community Center (Mayo Park).
EVENT: 6/10K walk

START: Register between 8:30 and 9:15 am.

AVA Special Programs: Rockin' Around the Clock Walking the USA A-Z: M.

Description: Register for the 6 and 10K walks between 8:30-9:15 am. Walk fee is $3 per participant, and children under 13 are free. Walk instructions with maps provided; walk at your pace. Restrooms at start and on route. Pets are permitted. The walks start out of the Park across the 17-92 pedestrian bridge and then curves back past Minnehaha Park before turning into residential areas of Maitland and Winter Park. It finishes thru a boardwalk to the park. Wheelchairs are not recommended and strollers are acceptable. Event: SE21/118711. Trail Ratings: 1A (sidewalks and paved/boarwalk trail). Additional information: Cathy at 407.375.2387.



Directions: GPS: 28.6379911,-81.3524595 To Maitland Community Park at 1400 Mayo Avenue. From Orlando on I-4E take Exit 90A (Maitland Blvd., Sandspur). From Daytona on I-4W Maitland Exit 90C-B-A then stay to left. Take exit 90A (FL414 East, Maitland Blvd). Cross Maitland Ave. (2d light after I-4) and exit right just before a bridge. Cross Orlando Ave. (US 17-92) onto Mayo Avenue. The park is at the end of Mayo Avenue. From East Orlando use SR 417 to Exit 38, Aloma. Go to 4th light, Howell Branch and turn right. Go for 5.8 miles and road changes to Horatio past Temple. At US 17-92 (Orlando Ave), turn right for 0.5 mi to Mayo Avenue. after the Mercedes dealer and just before the large overpass. Turn right on Mayo to park at the end. Follow signs to the start.

Questions on the day of the event: call 407.375.2387.

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29 May 2021 Orlando North at Marks Street Senior Center.
EVENT: 5/10K walk

START: Register between 9:00 and 9:30 am.

AVA Special Programs: Rockin' Around the Clock, Walking with Veterans, Walking the USA A-Z: O.

Description: Register for the 5 and 10K walks between 8:30-9:00 am. Walk fee is $3 per participant, and children under 13 are free. Walk instructions with maps provided; walk at your pace. NO Restrooms at start but are on route. Pets are permitted. The walks are to the north of downtown and are tree lined, shaded walks near lakes, through residential areas and pass Antique Row, Advent Health, Mead Garden, Lake Virginia, Loch Haven Park, the Orlando Museum of Art, Menello Museum and the Orlando Urban Trail. Restrooms are available at Fresh Market and Mead Garden. Wheelchairs and strollers are acceptable. Event: SE20/Y1242. Trail Ratings: 1A (sidewalks and paved trail). Additional information: John, 407.443.3413, jhunter324@yahoo.com.



Directions: GPS: 28.5573616,-81.3775669. To Marks St. Senior Center, 99 E Marks St., from Daytona/Sanford on I-4W, take Exit 83, Colonial Dr./FL50 (new exit much earlier). Left on Colonial Dr. and merge to left lane. From Disney via I-4E use Exit 83A, Amelia; go straight at bottom of ramp. Keep right and turn right at next light onto Colonial Dr. (FL50E) See **. From SR 408W/E exit east toward Daytona onto I-4E. Use Exit 83A, Amelia; straight at bottom of ramp. Keep right and turn right at next light onto Colonial (FL50E). See **: **Left on Magnolia at 2nd traffic light, a one-way street. Left at first light, Marks St., to Senior Center immediately on right.

Questions on the day of the event: call 407.375.2387.

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June

5 June 2021 Universal at Rear of Kirkman Millers Ale House.
EVENT: 6/10K walk

START: Register between 8:30 and 9:15 am. Finish with lunch at Millers Ale House at 11-noon

AVA Special Programs: Walking the USA A-Z: O.

Description: 6 and 10km walks explore the area in and around Universal Parks and Resorts and the beautifully landscaped Garden Walk which borders the magnificent blue-green CityWalk Lagoon waterway. Water taxis ply their trade back and forth from CityWalk to resorts such as Loews Portofino Bay. Pass many restaurants and attractions such as Margaritaville. Suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. No pets are permitted. Walk in daylight hours. NOTE: The walks include passage through security points: No weapons or sharp objects (such as penknives) are allowed. County requires masks in establishments and if not distanced outside. Inside Universal requires temperature checks and masks all the time. Come for lunch from the menu, please sign up below. Event: Y1728. Trail Ratings: 1A. Additional information: Dan, 321.338.7093. dnlcssb@aol.com.



Directions: GPS: 28.481522,-81.4600392. To Millers Ale House at 5573 S. Kirkman Rd. from Tampa on I-4E to LEFT Exit 75B, FL435N/Kirkman Rd. and merge onto Kirkman Rd. See ALL. From Daytona/Sanford I-4W stay in right lane to Exit 75B-A for FL435N/Kirkman Road. See ALL. ALL: Merge onto Kirkman Rd into 2nd from right lane, passing Major Blvd for .3 mile, right to Millers Ale House. Park in rear lot behind Ale House.

Questions on the day of the event: call 407.375.2387.

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19 June 2021 Orlando Downtown at Beardall Senior Center.
EVENT: 6/10K walk

START: Register between 9:00 and 9:45 am.

AVA Special Programs: Rockin' Around the Clock Walking the USA A-Z: M.

Description: The center does not open until 9 AM. The 6 and 10 km walks routes take you to historic downtown Orlando, Colonial Town Historic area, Lake Eola, and County Courthouse. Historical notes provided by POC JoAnne. Pass the large fountain in Lake Eola, which was constructed in 1957 to celebrate Orlando's 100th birthday and was rebuilt in 2011. Look for the famous "black swans" or take a ride in the swan paddleboats. The Walk Downtown accommodates strollers and wheelchairs (though some streets have no sidewalks). Restrooms and water are at the start, Publix, and Lake Eola.. Pets are allowed on a leash. Please carry water. (County requires masks in establishments and if not distanced outside.) Rating: 1A. Information: Contact: JoAnne, 407.706.3034.beachfan10478651@aol.com.



Directions: GPS: 28.63175,-81.375518 [There is major construction on I-4 until 2022 from Exit 94 (Longwood) to Exit 75 (FL435/Kirkman. Additionally, I-4E and I-4W are slow weekday mornings. To the Beardall Senior Center at 800 N Delaney Av. from I-4W, use exit 82B, Anderson St. Left to Orange Av. Right on Orange Ave to 3rd light (Gore Av). Left, then left on Delaney to right on Bay to rear of Center. From I.4E use exit 82B. Right on South St. Then right on Orange Av to 4th light (Gore). Left and then left at Delaney to Bay and left to the rear of the Senior Center. From SR408W use exit 11, Rosalind. Stay in left lane to Orange Ave. Left on Orange to 4th light (Gore), then right on Delaney to right on Bay to rear of Center. From SR 408E, exit 10B, Downtown. Right on Delaney Ave. for 0.2 mi, then right on Bay to rear of Center.

Questions on the day of the event: call 407.375.2387.

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26 June - 3 July 2021, 22nd AVA Biennial Convention
DETAILS: Convention Information!

July

3 July 2021 Lake Buena Vista at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.
EVENT: 7/10K walk

START: Register between 9:30 and 10:00 am.

AVA Special Programs: Carousels Across America, Walking the USA A-Z: O.

Description: Disney requires a face mask and a temperature check to enter. Route is at the fun Disney Springs and LBV area with a 7 and 10K route. Enjoy dining, shopping, browsing, and strolling through the Springs and around the lake. Walk fee is $3 per participant and children under 13 are free. Please carry water and we have bottled water for a small donation at the start and water and restrooms are available in Disney Springs. No Checkpoints on this walk. These walks are suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Pets are Not permitted. Event: SE21/Y0841. Trail Ratings: 1A (sidewalks and level terrain). Information: Dan at 321.338.7093. dnlcssb@aol.com.



Directions: GPS: 28.3834527,-81.5006590. Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf is at 12545, State Road 535. From Orlando use I-4W to Exit 68. Turn right from Orlando on FL 535 (Apopka-Vineland Rd.) to the first traffic light. From Tampa on I-4E use exit 68. Turn left on FL 535 (Apopka-Vineland Rd.) to the second traffic light. Turn right into the Crossroads Shopping Center. Continue straight ahead to the Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Try both golf courses, they are fun.

Questions on the day of the event: call Dan, 808.342.8584.

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17 July 2021 Winter Park at Amtrak Station.
EVENT: 5/10K walk

START: Register between 8:30 and 9:15 am.

AVA Special Programs: Little Free Library, Rockin' Around the Clock, Walking with Veterans, Walking the USA A-Z: W.

Description: Come join us in Winter Park for a 5 or 10K walk. Register between 8:30-9:15 am. Walk fee is $3 per participant and children under 13 are free. Always carry water. Wheelchairs are not recommended due to lack of sidewalks but strollers are OK. Pets are allowed. Event: SE21/Y0394. Trail Ratings: 1A (sidewalks). Information: Dan at 321.338.7093. dnlcssb@aol.com.



Directions: GPS: 28.5970294,-81.3540675 . To 148 W. Morse Ave. Winter Park from Orlando take I-4E to Exit 87, Fairbanks Ave. Turn right (left from I4/W) for 1.8 miles into Winter Park. Turn left on New York Ave. Turn right on Morse Ave. and right into parking. From FL436N/S turn left on Aloma Ave. (right from FL436S) for 3.1 mi. Both turn right on New York. Turn right on Morse Ave. and right into parking.

Questions on the day of the event: call Cathy, 407.375.2387.

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31 July 2021 The Villages at Lake Sumter Landing.
EVENT: 5/10K walk

START: Register between 9:00 and 9:45 am.

AVA Special Programs: Rockin' Around the Clock, Walking the USA A-Z: T.

Description: Come join us in The Villages for a 5 or 10K walk open to anyone. Register between 9-9:45 am. Walk fee is $3 per participant, and children under 13 are free. The routes on sidewalks and multimodal recreation trails provide views of Lake Sumter, Lake Sumter Landing Town Square, gardens, residential, business, and athletic areas of The Villages. Always carry water. Wheelchairs & strollers are OK. Pets are allowed. Event: SE21/Y1470. Trail Ratings: 1A (sidewalks). Information: Dan at 321.338.7093. dnlcssb@aol.com.



Directions: GPS: 28.909619,-81.977838 The Waterfront Inn is at 1105 Lake Shore Drive, hours 7am-6pm daily. From Orlando use FL 408W to the Turnpike to exit 304. Turn right on US 301 for 5.8 mi to County Rd 472. Turn right for 2 mi. Right at Buena Vista Blvd for 3.5 mi. Left on Old Mill Run to Inn. From US 441N go left at County Rd. 466 in Lady Lake for 2.9 mi. Left on Morse Blvd across bridge to first roundabout. Right on Old Mill Run. Right on Lake Shore Dr. to The Waterfront Inn.

Questions on the day of the event: call Jan, 317.300.0526 or email jvanvlack@gmail.com.

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November

5-7 November 2021) WAF 30 Daytona Beach
FLYER: WAF 30 Flyer

Remember to walk the 10 fine permanent Year Round Events in the Orlando area and the 2 in The Villages, many shaded for a cooler walking experience: Celebration (2), International Drive, Lake Buena Vista/Disney Springs, Maitland, Orlando (3), Universal, The Villages (2) and Winter Park.




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