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!

2018 Walks

October

20-21 October 2018 WAF Workers Walks
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 mlanpher@cfl.rr.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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AWARD: Stamp and award at 2-4 November Event.

November

2-4 November 2018 WAF 28 Headquarters -7495 Canada Ave
AVA Special Programs: Various.

DESCRIPTION: Our annual 3 club multi event 6 & 10K Walks and a swim. Preregistration requested for events and required for socials, the Eye ride, and meals. See separate WAF 28 page on our website.

DIRECTIONS: Walk Registration on 2 Nov at Comfort Inn and Suites, 7495 Canada Ave., Orlando. Registration starts Friday at noon. Directions and information for the weekend are on midfloridamilers.org. Check it out.

The Mid-Florida Milers need YOU to help make the WAF 28 events (scheduled for 2-4 November) a success! Want to help? Sign up now!

17 November 2018 Goldenrod Community Center
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K walk: Points of Reference, Walk the USA St. by St., Trekking with Trees, Walk the US A-Z:G.

DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a 5 or 10K walk in Goldenrod FL. Start between 8:30 - 10:00 am. Have you been to Goldenrod? Walk on the Cady Way and Cross Seminole Trails, in residential areas in Bear Gully and Eastbrook. Sound like fun? Come on out to the Community Center (an Orlando Magic funded center), finish by 1pm.

DIRECTIONS: To the center at 4863 N Goldenrod Rd. Winter Park, from Sanford or Orlando use I-4 (exit 92), FL408 (Exit 14) to FL436, Semoran Blvd., or use FL417 (Exit 38) to Aloma Ave. Take FL 436 S from I-4 and FL 436 N from FL408 or FL50, Colonial Ave. From Semoran turn left southbound and right northbound on Aloma Ave. (at BP station). Go past Forsythe and FL551 to next right, Goldenrod Rd. Park is on the left. From FL 417N turn left (right from southbound) on Aloma Ave (FL426) passing Tuskawilla, Hall Rd (on left & move to left lane), & new Wawa on right. After Dom's Barber shop on right, turn left on Goldenrod Rd and left to park. Everyone please park nearest to Goldenrod. Start is in a pavilion.

23 November 2018 Wekiwa Springs State Park
AVA Special Programs: 6/10K walk: Points of Reference, Trekking with Trees, Boardwalks, Bridges, Walk the US A-Z:A.

DESCRIPTION: Walk 6 or 10K after Thanksgiving as part of REIs #Opt Outside at Wekiwa Springs SP. Register between 8:30-9:30 am Bring a lunch (leftovers available?) and eat there. We will register near the two large pavilions at tables. This is the oldest AVA walk in a Florida park and is on the Park's trail map. You will have more detailed directions and map. Note that the park fills early and there may be a delay at the gate. This event is on 90% shaded park trails, spring boil bridge, and boardwalk. Swim in the 72 degree Wekiwa Springs. Trail is rated 2B and is not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Pets are allowed on a 6 ft. leash but not in the swimming area. Call for information to 407.695.9181.

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 at Oak Pavilion. Call for info on day of the event to 407.304.6394. GPS: 28.7116901, -81.4647017.

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December

1 December 2018 Walgreens, 330 S Orlando Ave
AVA Special Programs: 6/10K walk: Animal Safari, Boardwalks, Food For Thought, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the USA A - Z: M.

DESCRIPTION: Register between 8:30-9:00 am. The 6 & 10 km (3.7 & 6.2 mi) walk routes are tree lined walks around Maitland, circles Lake Cherokee, and through city parks and residential areas. The route passes the National Landmark Maitland Art Center. Restrooms are available at Walgreens, Lake Minnehaha, Jackson Park, Lake Sybelia Park, and Lake Lily Park.

DIRECTIONS: Walgreens Pharmacy, 330 S. Orlando (US 17-92). NOTE: interchange at Maitland Blvd under construction. From Orlando on I-4E to Exit 90A-B. Use 90A, Maitland/SR 414. Exit right to 2nd light, Maitland Ave. From Daytona/Sanford on I-4W follow signs to Exit 90A, Maitland/SR 414 (Do not use Exit 90B-C). Go to 2nd light, Maitland Ave. BOTH: turn right for 1.3 miles to Packwood (1 block past light at Horatio). Left on Packwood past fire station on left and cross US 17-92 & turn in to rear of Store. Sanford/Orlando drive on US 17/92 to Walgreen's at corner of US 17-92/Packwood. GPS: 28.6254765,-81.3631535.

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15 December 2018 Celebration Starbucks Guided Night Walks
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K walk: Boardwalks, Ice Cream Parlors, Make a Wish at a Water 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 5:30-6:00 pm for guided walks of 5 or 10 km displaying holiday season decorations and lights. Bring the family, friends, grandkids, yourself to a new and special walking route in Celebration. Pets are not allowed. Wheelchairs and strollers are OK. The Town of Celebration goes all out for the holidays, We walk 10 days before Christmas and look forward to interesting and beautiful decorations. Note a guided walk will have no route instructions. 10k leaves at 6pm; 5k soon after. Restrooms at start only. Trail Rating is 1A/ Sanction 113383. Must have a flashlight. Pets are not allowed. Info, call 407.695.9181.

DIRECTIONS: To Starbucks Coffee at 715 Bloom St., Kissimmee, from Daytona/Orlando on I-4W take Exit 64, bear left to Kissimmee exit onto US 192E to Celebration Av. Turn right on Celebration Av. From Tampa on I-4E take Exit 64, Kissimmee, right on US 192E, & right on Celebration Av. From Kissimmee on US 192W turn left on Celebration Av. From Cocoa & east Orlando on SR 417S take exit 2, Celebration Av. and turn left. ALL enter Celebration and go to 1st stop sign, turn left to Front St. Turn right to Starbucks at Bloom St. Park in any available place. Info on day of walk, 407.620.3174. GPS: 28.3176718,-81.541410.

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29 December 2018 Smyrna Beach Publix
AVA Special Programs: : Animal Safari, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Ice Cream Parlors, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walking the USA A - Z:S.

DESCRIPTION: Register between 9-9:30 am. Route takes you along a scenic causeway, through parks, the restored downtown historic district, over the ruins of the circa 1760's fort (site of extensive archaeological digs), across the Indian River along Historic Flagler Ave and onto an expansive Atlantic beach. Trail is rated 1C. Sanction is Y1149. Beach areas are not suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. An alternate route which bypasses the beach is available. Pets allowed but no dogs allowed on beach. Call for information to 407.695.9181.

DIRECTIONS: Publix Supermarket at 709 E. 3rd. From Orlando on I-4 take exit 118 (SR 44). Follow signs to New Smyrna. Cross I-95 and go 5.8 miles. Pass Sun Trust Bank right to Publix parking lot. Call for info on day of the event, 407.304.6394. GPS: 29.026782,-80.89471.

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January

1 January 2019 Oviedo Miller's Ale House
AVA Special Programs: 6/10K walk: Points of Reference, Walk in a City Park, Walk the USA St. by St., Little Free Libraries, Walking the USA A - Z: O.

DESCRIPTION: This New Years Day walk is the 25th event for the club and in celebration we have moved far away from the tourist areas. Registration is 9:30-10:15 and lunch follows at the Ale House when you return after 11. The 6 & 10 km (3.7 & 6.2 mi) walk routes are tree lined walks in residential Pets are allowed but not in the restaurant. We will explore the new Oviedo in the Park, walk the Cross Seminole Trail, and see some of Oviedo's expansion on the walk and as you drive in and out. Come for lunch from the menu and a fun time in this new area. wheelchairs and strollers welcome. Trail Rating 1A; Sanction No: SE/ 113384.

DIRECTIONS: To the Ale House at 312 W Mitchell Hammock Rd, Oviedo, FL, use FL408E to FL417N. Use exit 41, Red Bug Lake Rd. and turn right. (left from FL417S). Go 1.1 mile to Ale House on the right at golf practice facility. From I-4W take exit FL417S at Exit 101C. Use exit 41, Red Bug Lake Rd. and turn right. (left from FL417S). Go 1.1 mile to Ale House on the right at golf practice facility. Questions on day of walk, call 407.304.6394. GPS: 28.655138,-81.2140579.

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5 January 2019 Winter Park AMTRAK Station
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K walk: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Ice Cream Parlors, Make a Wish at a Water 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:W.

DESCRIPTION: This is a new route for 2019. Register between 9:00-9:30 am for the 5 & 10km walk routes on beautiful Park Ave., Central Park, and Lake Maitland (10km). The 5km route is all in residential areas and Park Ave. Wheelchairs and strollers possible but some streets have no sidewalks and Kraft Azalea park is bypassed. Restrooms are available at the Start/Finish and Lakemont YMCA (10km) only. Leashed pets are allowed (except in Parks). Trail rated 1A. Carry water for your safety. Restrooms at start and YMCA (10K). Sanction 2019/Y0394. Pets are allowed. Wheelchairs and strollers possible but some streets have no sidewalks and Kraft Azalea park is bypassed. Trail Rating is 1A. Info, call 407.695.9181.

DIRECTIONS: To 148 E Morse Ave. Winter Park from Orlando take I-4E to Exit 87, Fairbanks Ave. Turn right (left from I-4/W) for 1.8 miles into Winter Park. Turn left on New York Ave. Turn right on Morse Ave. and right into parking. From east on SR417S use exit 38, Aloma Ave, and Café turn right (left from SR417N) for 6.2mi. From SR436N turn left on Aloma Ave (right from SR436S) for 3.1mi. Turn right on New York. Turn right on Morse Ave. and right into parking. Call for info on day of event at 407.304.6394. GPS: 28.5977164,-81.3518508.

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19 January 2019 Apopka
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: 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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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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