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!
29 September 2018 Orlando South (opens at 9 am)
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K walk: See at Registration or MFM web site.
DESCRIPTION: Registration is between 9-9:30 am. The 5 and 10km walks are south of downtown. You walk on residential sidewalks. The 5km passes the historic train station and Orlando Health complex before ending thru residential areas. The 10K shaded route passes many lakes surrounded by Orlando's older homes which have retained their original charm. The walks will accommodate strollers and wheelchairs though some streets have no sidewalks. Please carry water. Leashed pets are allowed. Trail Ratings: 1A. Info, call 407.695.9181.
DIRECTIONS: 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 to 3rd light, Gore Av. Left, then left at mid block into the Senior Center. From I-4E use exit 82B Anderson St. Right on South St. Right on Orange Av. and go to 4th light, Gore. Left and then left at mid block to the Senior Center. From SR 408W use exit 11A, Rosalind Av. Left on South St. and stay in left lane to Orange Ave. Left on Orange to 4th light, Gore Av. Left and then left at mid block into Senior Center. From Ocoee on SR408E use exit 10C, Downtown. And stay in left lane to Delaney Av. Right on Delaney to Bay St and right, parking at the rear. Info on day of walk, call 407.304.6394. GPS: 28.5316611,-81.3755015.
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6 October 2018 The Villages TownePlace by Marriott
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K walk: Points of Reference, Fountains, USA A-Z: T.
DESCRIPTION: Our newest Year Round/permanent 5 and 10 km walk event in The Villages' Spanish Springs area. Registration is between 9-10 am. The walk is in 5 Villages, on the multimode trails, past a golf course, and in Spanish Springs Center. Wheelchairs and strollers welcome. Pets are allowed on leash. For information call 317.300.0526. Gather for lunch afterwards at TBD restaurant.
DIRECTIONS: The TownePlace Suites is at 1141 Alonzo Ave. The Villages FL 32159. From Gainesville on I75S use exit 341, County Rd. 484. Turn left, cross County Road 475 and US 301 to US 27/441. Turn right on US 27/441 to Avenida Central in Lady Lake. Turn right on Avenida Central, cross Paige Place, and turn left on Alonzo Avenue to TownPlace suites**. From Tampa on I-75 N use exit 329, State Rd. 44. Turn right on State Road 44 to US 301. Turn left on US 301. Turn right on County Road 466 to Buena Vista Boulevard. Turn left on Buena Vista Boulevard to roundabout at El Camino Real. Turn right on El Camino Real to roundabout and cross Morse Boulevard to Avenida Central. Turn right on Avenida Central to Alonzo Avenue. Turn left on Alonzo Avenue to TownePlace suites**. From Orlando on Florida turnpike north use exit 304, Wildwood. Turn right on US 301 to County Rd. 466. Turn right on County Road 466 to Buena Vista Boulevard. Turn left on Buena Vista Boulevard to roundabout at El Camino Real. Turn right on El Camino Real to roundabout at Morse Boulevard proceeding through the roundabout to Avenida Central. Turn right on Avenida Central to Alonzo Avenue. Turn left on Alonzo Avenue to TownPlace suites**. From Leesburg and Orlando on US 441/27 turn left in Lady Lake on Avenida Central and cross Paige Place. Turn left on Alonzo Avenue to TownPlace suites. From Ocala on US 27/441S. enter Lady Lake and turn right on Avenida Central and cross Paige Place. Turn left on Alonzo Avenue to TownePlace Suites.
**All - turn right into TownePlace Suites to register.
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20-21 October 2018 WAF Workers Walks
AWARD: Stamp and award at 2-4 November Event.
AVA Special Programs: 6/10K walk: Depends on walk.
DESCRIPTION: Start between 9-11 am both days. This is a Mini vacation opportunity in Orlando as the WAF Team will offer all four WAF 28 walks (no swim) to volunteers who signed up or will sign up at Sign Up Genius. The rally point will be the Comfort Inn and Suites Hotel, 7672 Canada Dr., where the Walk Headquarters will be located. We will register on the patio from 9-11 am both days. We provide driving instructions to the start points, how to start the walk (as no signs are there), and route instructions. There will be both 6 and 10K instructions to walk. Call 407.304.6394 if you will be later than 11. For those staying in Orlando on your MINI VACATION, we meet at BJs across Sand Lake Road at 6pm Saturday eve for dinner, RSVP at rally point. Volunteers that are not pre registered will be asked to complete a preregistration form and pay (all events are $3) for walks done. This allows us to have the required waiver signed and will be easier for volunteers to check in at the event. You get both event and distance credit and can walk for distance during WAF 28 for the same fee.
Provide comments on the route instructions to email@example.com by 22 October. Please identify the walk, route instruction number, specific issue, and recommended change(s).
DIRECTIONS: Comfort Inn and Suites at 7495 Canada Ave, Orlando: From Tampa on I-4E take Exit 75A, Universal/International. Be in right lane to turn right. Merge onto S.Kirkman Rd. and cross International Dr. Right on Carrier Dr. Left on Canada Ave to hotel on left. From Daytona/Sanford on I-4W use Exit 75B-A FL435/Kirkman Rd/ International Dr. (travel in right lane of I-4W well before Exit 75). After exiting at Exit 75 B-A, stay in left lane for Exit 75B which bears off to the left and travels over I-4. Cross International Dr. Right on Carrier Dr. Left on Canada Ave to hotel on left. From Ocala & points Northwest on Florida's Turnpike, take Exit 259, I-4 Orlando/Tampa. Follow I-4W/Tampa sign as lanes narrow down to one as I-4W on ramp approaches from left lane after toll booth. Stay in I-4W right lane and take Exit 75B-A FL435/Kirkman Rd/ International Dr. After exiting at Exit 75 B-A, stay in left lane for Exit 75B which bears off to the left and travels over I-4. Cross International Dr. Right on Carrier Dr. Left on Canada Ave to hotel on left. From points East of Orlando and Airport on FL528E (toll), take Exit 2, Universal Bv/Orangewood. Turn right on Universal Bv. Drive 3.6 miles to Sand Lake Rd. Left on Sand Lake Rd. for 0.2 miles. First right on Canada Ave. to hotel on right. GPS: 28.4531637,-81.4679442.
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Remember to walk the 10 fine permanent Year Round Events in the Orlando area, many shaded for a cooler walking experience: Altamonte Springs Mall, Celebration (2), Lake Buena Vista, Maitland, Orlando (3), Wekiwa Springs State Park, Winter Park.