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!
19 January 2019 Apopka
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AVA Special Programs: 5/10K walk: Walk in a City Park, Bridges, Little Free Libraries (530 S Park Ave), Walk the USA St. by St., Points of Reference, Walking the USA A - Z: A.
DESCRIPTION: Walk with the Mid Florida Milers in the town of Apopka. Walk downtown past City Hall and the museum, the West Orange Trail, and in residential areas of the city. Restrooms are available near the start. Wheelchairs and strollers are acceptable. Pets are allowed on the walk route but not in the park for registration/finish. Trail Rating is 1A/ Sanction 113408. Call for information to 407.695.9181.
DIRECTIONS: Kit Land Nelson Park is at 10 Forest Ave. The Park is between 1st St. and Orange St. on Park Ave. From Altamonte Springs and I-4 (exit 92/SR 436W) drive left from Orlando to Apopka; turn right on Park Ave (1 block after the overpass) for .3 miles to Orange St and turn right. Park on the street and walk to the start at the east end of the park. From Orlando on SR 441N follow above directions after entering Apopka. From Mt. Dora on SR 441S, turn left on Park Ave and follow above directions. From Tampa or Ocala use SR 429N (toll) to SR 551 (Exit xxx) to SR 441S. Turn Right to Apopka and follow Mt. Dora Directions. Call 407.304.6394 on the day of the event.
GPS: 28.678493, -81.507666.
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2 February 2019 The Villages Waterfront Inn
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K walk: Ice Cream Parlors, Points of Reference, Take a Walk in a City Park, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the USA A - Z.
DESCRIPTION: The 5 and 10km self-paced walks are open to anyone and fun for all. Register between 9-9:30; cost is $3. 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. Strollers and wheelchairs welcomed. Restrooms at the start, pools, and rec centers. Leashed pets are allowed. Please carry water.
Event: SE19/Y1470. Trail Ratings: 1A. Award: Credit only.
DIRECTIONS: 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. From I-75N/S use exit 329, FL 44, and turn right from south (left from north). Left on US 301 for 5.8 mi. Turn right on County Rd 472 for 2 mi. At Buena Vista Bv. turn right for 3.5 mi. Turn left on Old Mill Run. Left on Old Camp Rd to the Inn. Park in lots to the right. Questions on day of walk, call/email Jan Van Vlack at 317.300.0526. jvanvlack@gmailcom.
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15-18 February 2019 2019 President's Day Weekend, Gulf Shores, AL
DESCRIPTION: Georgia Walkers and Emerald Coast Volkssport Clubs have sanctioned six walks in Alabama-Florida Gulf Coast. The walks are either 5 or 6K and 10 or 11K, rated 1A to 2B.
DIRECTIONS: The Lodge at Gulf State Park, 21196 East Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL. Click here for the brochure.
16 February 2019 Hunt Club Corners Publix
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K walk: Points of Reference, Walk the USA - Street by Street, , Walking the USA A - Z:A.
DESCRIPTION: Walk in residential areas north of Publix on interior trails and streets. Interesting routing. This is an area we have not walked in before. Wheelchairs and strollers are acceptable. Please carry water. Trail Rating 1A; Sanction No: SE19/113673. Trail Rating is 1A. Call for information to 407.695.9181.
DIRECTIONS: The start between 8:30-9:30 is at Publix at 540 S Hunt Club Blvd., Apopka, FL. Cost is $3. From I-4W or I-4E use Exit 92. From I-4W turn right (from I-4E go left) on FL 436W/Semoran Rd. for 3.8 miles crossing FL434. Turn right on Hunt Club and left into Publix. From Mt Dora use FL441S and bear left on FL436E for 2.8 miles. Turn left on Hunt Club and left into Publix. Start will be to the left of Publix. Call 407.620.3174 for info on day of event.
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2 March 2019 Orlando North at Mark's St. Senior Center
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K walk: Lady Liberty, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the USA A - Z:O.
DESCRIPTION: Register between 8:30-9:00 am and we will start the walk with in groups at 9:05. Walk fee is $3 per participant, and children under 13 are free. The 5 and 10km 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 Dinky Line Urban Trail. Restrooms are available at the start, Fresh Market, Mead Garden, and some area businesses. Wheelchairs and strollers are acceptable. Leashed pets are allowed but not in the Senior Center. Event: SE19/Y1242. Trail Ratings: 1A. For information call Cathy at 407.375.2387. email@example.com.
DIRECTIONS: To Marks St. Senior Center, 99 E Marks St., from Daytona/Sanford on I-4W, take Exit 83, Colonial Dr./FL50. Left on Colonial Dr. and merge to left lane. From Disney/Tampa 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). From FL408W/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). ALL: 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 day of event, 407.304.6394.
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16 March 2019 Celebration #1 at Starbucks
AVA Special Programs: 6/10K walk: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Ice Cream parlors, Make a Wish at a Fountain, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, United States Post Offices, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the USA A - Z:C.
DESCRIPTION: Register between 8:30-9:00 am and we will start the walk with fast and slow groups at 9:05. Walk fee is $3 per participant and children under 13 are free. The 6 and 10K walks weave thru varying areas including homes, wetlands, parks, lakes and businesses. Restrooms are available at the Start/Finish and rear of golf club. Numerous eating establishments are available. The trails are suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Leashed pets are allowed. Please carry water. Event: SE19/Y1345. Trail Ratings: 1A. For information call Howard at 325.668.4914. firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTIONS: To Starbucks at 715 Bloom St., Kissimmee, from Daytona/Orlando on I-4W take Exit 64, bear left to Kissimmee onto US 192E. Turn right on Celebration Av. From Tampa on I-4E take Exit?64, Kissimmee, right on US 192E, and right on Celebration Av. From Kissimmee on US 192W turn left on Celebration Av. From Cocoa and east Orlando on SR 417S take Exit 2, Celebration Av. and turn left. ALL enter Celebrationand go to 1st stop sign, turn left to Front St. Right to Starbucks at Bloom St. Park in any available place. Questions on day of event, 407.304.6394.
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30 March 2019 Christmas at Orlando Wetlands Park
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K walk: Walk in a City Park, Points of Reference, USA A to Z: C.
DESCRIPTION: Please sign the park register on way to the Pavilion. Register between 8:30-9:30 am and begin the walk. Walk fee is $3 per participant and children under 13 are free. If you wish, you can join a group walk at 9:05 am. Join us for a Soup and Salad lunch for $5. RSVP Please or sign up on our website. The walks provide wonderful vistas and you will see many birds, wildlife, and much more. Bring binoculars and cameras. The walk will be on the berms around the 42-ponding areas as water flows from the Iron Bridge Water Treatment plant to the St. Johns. Strollers can be accommodated but not wheelchairs. Pets are NOT allowed. Please carry water. Event: SE19/113676. Trail Ratings: 2B. For information call Mike Lanpher at 407.695.9181. email@example.com.
DIRECTIONS: Wetlands Park is at 25155 Wheeler Rd., 40 minutes east of downtown Orlando on SR 50 (Colonial Dr.) to Christmas, Florida. Go left for 2.3 miles on Ft. Christmas Rd. (CR 420) and then right on Wheeler Rd. 1.5 miles. Parking is on left. Walk starts in pavilion near restrooms. Additional parking may be available on the right, depending on the weather. Questions on day of event, 407.304.6394.
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6 April 2019 Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs
AVA Special Programs: 6/10K walk: Points of Reference, USA A to Z: O. Bridges - Spanning the USA, Ice Cream Parlor, Carousels Across America, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Points of Reference, Walking the USA A - Z:O.
DESCRIPTION: Register between 8:30-9:00 am and drive two miles to the start. Walk fee is $3 per participant, and children under 13 are free. These popular 6 and 10 km walks are enjoyed all year in Disney Springs and areas of Lake Buena Vista. Lake Buena Vista encompasses the eastern side of Walt Disney World. The former Downtown Disney has been "magically" transformed to Disney Springs. Plan on 3-4 hours to enjoy the area. The walks take you through nature paths, condos, shops and lots of restaurants. Enjoy dining, shopping, browsing, and strolling through this completely restructured layout around the lake. Trail is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Drinks, snacks, water and restrooms are available at the start and many places on the route. Pets not allowed. Please carry water. Walk in daylight hours. Event: SE19/Y0841. Trail Ratings: 1A. For information call Joyce at 407.222.1290. firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTIONS: Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf is at 12545, State Road 535. From Orlando use I-4W to Exit 68. Turn right 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. After registering try to make par on both golf courses, they are fun. Carry water for your safety. Event SE19/113683. Trail rated 1A. Questions on day of the event, call 407.304.6394.
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13 April 2019 Winter Park at Another Broken Egg Cafe
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K walk: Walk in a City Park, Points of Reference, Walk USA St. by St., USA A to Z: W.
DESCRIPTION: We will walk about 9:30 am following our annual meeting held in conjunction with a great breakfast. Register between 7:45-8:30 am for the 5 & 10 km walks, order a delicious breakfast, and attend our short meeting with elections, 2019 Events discussion, awards, and your input comments. The walk is different from 2018. Walk fee is $3 per participant, and children under 13 are free. We encourage your participation to help us grow the club and develop events you want. Restrooms are available at the Start/Finish. Wheel chairs and strollers acceptable but some streets have no sidewalks. Carry water for your safety. Event SE19/113683. Trail rated 1A. For information call Mike at 407.695.9181. email@example.com.
DIRECTIONS: The walk registration at Another Broken Egg Cafe in Winter Park Village at 410 Orlando Ave Suite N100A. From Orlando on I-4E use Exit 88, Lee Road, and turn right (from Sanford on I-4W, turn left). Cross 17-92 and curve right. Turn left on Webster, right on Denning (1st light), and right on Canton. After Publix, turn right into Winter Park Village to Cafe on the left next to REI. From east or west Orlando on Colonial use US 17N-92E to Winter Park Village. Turn right into the Village and right at stop sign to the Cafe. Please park at large lot across from the Cafe. Questions on day of the event, call 407.304.6394.
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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.