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!

2019 Walks

October

19 October 2019 Orlando, Universal Area
AVA Special Programs: 6/10K walk: Points of Reference, USA Make a Wish Fountain, Walk the USA Street by Street, Walking the USA A-Z:O.

DESCRIPTION:Register between 8:30-9:15, finish by noon, for the 6 and 10K walks. Walk fee is $3 per participant and children under 13 are free if not walking for credit. The walks explore the area around and in Universal Parks and Resorts grounds 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. Note: airport scanners are in use-no weapons, sharp objects allowed. Walk is suitable for strollers/wheelchairs. Restrooms are at start and in Universal CityWalk. No pets allowed. Please carry water. Event: SE19/113971. Trail Ratings: 1A. For information, 407.695.9181. mlanpher@cfl.rr.com.

DIRECTIONS: To Starbucks at 5555 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 Starbucks. Park in rear lot behind Ale House. Questions on day of event, 407.304.6394. GPS: 24.4814973,-81.4578845.

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November

1-3 November 2019 Venice, Walk Across Florida 29
AVA Special Programs: : See brochure.

DESCRIPTION: Preregister for walks and socials in Carnival of Venice brochure or at any walk by 21 October. Click here for the brochure. Join the Happy Wanderers, Mid-Florida Milers and Suncoast Sandpipers in a longstanding tradition: Walk Around Florida, a weekend of volkssports, food and camaraderie occurring in a different location each year. For 2019, the sponsors have chosen the Venice area of Sarasota County. Venice's lovely downtown and beautiful beaches, the storied circus past, the rail and aviation ties and the allure of a carnival theme proved irresistible to WAF 29 planners. The host hotel is Ramada Hotel Venezia. For reservations, call the hotel at 941.308.7700 and mention the code "Walk Around Florida." Click here for the hotel flyer. For information, 407.695.9181. mlanpher@cfl.rr.com.

DIRECTIONS: From Orlando: To the Venezia Hotel at 425 US 41 Bypass, N. Venice FL, use I-4W to Exit 9, I-75S, toward Naples. Follow I-75S to exit 200, FL681, following to and onto US41S/Tamiami Trail, going through Laurel and Nokomis. Keep left onto US 41 Bypass as you enter Venice. Hotel will be on right, with a large V sign. Questions on days of the events, call 407.304.6394. GPS: 27.299634 -82.566036.

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16 November 2019 Apopka, Wekiwa Springs State Park
AVA Special Programs: 6/10K walk: Points of Reference, Walking the USA A - Z:A.

DESCRIPTION:Register between 8:30-9:00. This YRE was MFM's 1st Traditional event in 1990 and 2d YRE. This event will unfortunately end 31 December. Walk 6 or 10K. This is the oldest AVA walk in a Florida park and is on the Park's trail map. You will have detailed directions and map. Note that the park fills early and there may be a delay at the gate. This event is on 70% shaded park trails, spring boil bridge, and boardwalk. Event SE19/Y0267. Trail is rated 2B and is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Pets are allowed on a 6 ft. leash but not in the springs swimming area. Restrooms at start. For information, 407.695.9181. mlanpher@cfl.rr.com.

DIRECTIONS: To the Park at 1800 Wekiwa Circle from Orlando and Daytona use I-4 exit 94. Turn left from Orlando and right from Daytona on FL434W for 1.0 mile. Turn right on Wekiwa Springs Rd. for 4.2 miles and right into park. The cost is $6 for 2-8 and $4 for one. Follow signs to register near Oak Pavilion. Questions on days of the events, call 407.304.6394. GPS: 28.7116901, -81.4647017.

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29 November 2019 "Opt Outside" on Black Friday, Deland--DeLeon State Park
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K walk: Walking the USA A - Z:D.

DESCRIPTION:The Happy Wanderers and MFM team up to "Opt Outside" on Black Friday. Register between 8:30-10:00, finish by 1pm, for the 5 & 10K walks. Walk fee is $3 per participant and children under 13 are free if not walking for credit. The 5 and 10km self-paced walks on park trails and grounds. Pets are allowed. Please carry water. Event: SE19/115828. Trail is rated 2B and is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Pets are allowed on a 6 ft. leash but not in the springs. For information, 407.695.9181. mlanpher@cfl.rr.com.

DIRECTIONS: To the Park at 601 Ponce Deleon Blvd. from Orlando follow I-4E to exit 114, Howland Blvd. in Deltona. Right on FL472W, Howland Blvd. to US-17N/US-92E/S, Woodland Blvd. Curve right on Woodland Blvd., passing Burger King (on the left in 1.4 mi). Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto FL15N/E (Alt), Taylor Rd. Continue to follow FL-15 Alt N for 6.9 mi. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-17N for 3.0 mi. Turn left onto Ponce Deleon Blvd. Entrance fees are $6 per vehicle and $4 for one occupant. Look for signs to the start. Questions on day of event, 407.304.6394.

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30 November 2019 Orlando, International Drive
AVA Special Programs: 6/10K walk: Bridges, Points of Reference, Walk the USA St. by St., Walking the USA A - Z:O.

DESCRIPTION:Register between 8:30-9:15, finish by 12:15, for the 6 and 10K walks. Walk along I-Drive, a 'walking-speed' circuit of tourist attractions, including Ripley's, Madam Tussaud's, Wonder Works, The Wheel (400 ft. observation wheel), Titanic Experience, the 420 ft. spinning StarFlyer. Visit the convention Center and walk its "bridges". There are 50+ restaurants, helicopter rides, & mini golf. Restrooms on route and at Visitor Center. Please carry water. Event: SE19/114401. Trail is rated 1A, on sidewalks. Suitable for strollers/wheelchairs. No pets. For information, 407.695.9181. mlanpher@cfl.rr.com.

DIRECTIONS: Start at Comfort Inn and Suites at 7495 Canada Avenue off Sand Lake Road. From Tampa use I-4E to Exit 75A, Universal/Intl Drive, right lane. Right on Universal Blvd crossing Intl Drive for .3 mile, right on Carrier Dr.; left on Canada Ave to hotel on left. From Daytona/Sanford on I-4W stay in right lane to Exit 75B-A FL435/Kirkman Rd/Intl Drive. Stay to left at Exit 75B and over I-4, cross Intl Dr. for .3 mile; right on Carrier at stop light. Right at stop sign, cross Universal Blvd., and then left on Canada Ave to hotel on left. Questions on day of event, 407.304.6394. 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.




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