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!
Note the Mid-Florida Milers annual walk, lunch, and meeting will be at Luigino's Pasta and Steakhouse on 20 August. Please sign up for lunch online and pay in advance (the club pays with one check and avoids state tax) by check or cash at any walk or mail entrée selection and $18/diner check made out to Mid-Florida Milers to MFM Treasurer, 26807 River Watch, Leesburg, FL 34748. See the luncheon flyer on line or at a walk.
30 July 2016 Beardall Senior Center, Lakes Walk
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K: Bridges (SR 408), City Parks (Lake Eola, Cherokee, Al Coith, 10K-Lake Davis, Greenwood Urban, Delaney), Make a Wish Fountains (Lake Eola, Swan), Street by Street (see SbyS sheet), Point of Reference (Mid & Milers in MFM, 5K-Centered), Animal Safari (Lynx Bus stops), Boardwalks (10K-Greenwood Urban), Food for Thought (Orange Ave), Honoring our Flag (Lake Eola), Lakes and Reservoirs (Cherokee, Eola, Lucerne, 10K-Davis, Emerald, & Weldona), Trekking with Trees (Orange Ave., 10K-Elmwood), You Will Never Walk Alone (Ghandi bust Lake Eola). USA A-Z: O. 10K Only: Fraternal (Masons South St.), Treasure Hunt (Lake Emerald).
DESCRIPTION: The 5k and 10k self paced walk from Beardall registers & starts anytime between 9:00-9:30. The entertaining 5 and 10K instructions are full of historical information courtesy of JoAnne Cross. The walks pass City Hall, New Performing Arts Center, and Lake Eola Park, and passing many of the unique sculptures placed in 2014. Restrooms at the start and at Lake Eola. Leashed pets are allowed. Strollers and wheelchairs welcomed. Trail rated 1A. Please carry water. For information contact Rosemary at 407.920.3174. email@example.com.
DIRECTIONS: To the Beardall Senior Center at 800 Delaney Ave. use I-4W to exit 82B, Anderson St. Turn left on Anderson; from I4E, exit 82B, turn right on South St. Turn right on Orange Ave. Go 1 mi to Gore St. Turn left and then left into the parking lot. There is additional parking by continuing to Delaney, turn left and then left at Bay St. Start will be in a small pavilion at rear of center. Call Mike for info on day of event at 407.304.6394. GPS: 28.5316611,-81.3775015.
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Walk Around Florida XXVI : visits Tampa for some historic walks and social fun. Tampa Trails and Havana Nights is the theme for the WAF XXVI inspired by not only Tampa's long-time ties with Cuba but by the recent dramatically changing policies with that country. Dramatic change came to Tampa in the 1880s, when developer Henry Plant's steamship lines, railroads, and grand hotel made possible a cigar making industry, phosphate mining, and tourism. The city experienced spectacular growth. Despite lulls and downturns since then, Tampa has continued to develop and has even undergone a recent urban renaissance. Walk Around Florida XXVI takes place from November 4-6 from the Barrymore Hotel, Tampa. Reservations at the hotel are $109 asking for the Walk Around Florida rate. Social festivities have a Caribbean flair, including a Cuban inspired Saturday evening dinner at the hotel for $25. Four walks and a 26.2 mile challenge await your visit. Preregistration is required for social activities. The Brochure is available on the web site.
6 August 2016 Altamonte Mall
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K: Make a wish Fountains, Point of Reference (Mid & Milers in MFM), USA A-Z: A.
DESCRIPTION: Walk this upscale mall with 2 floors. The 5K & 10K (3.1 & 6.2 mi) walk routes are inside the mall. Pets are not allowed. Wheelchairs and strollers allowed (must use elevator to & from 2d level). Mall OPENS at 8:30 so the walk start will be at 9:00. The walk accommodates strollers and wheelchairs. Restrooms are available in the mall. Trail rated 1A. Please carry water. For information contact Mike Lanpher at 407.695.9181. firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTIONS: Register at 9-9:30 to walk. To Altamonte Springs Mall on I4E/W use exit 92, FL436, turn right (left from I4W). Merge to left lane and at 3d light turn left and the immediately right in front of Sears. Enter at a mall entrance and go to 1st floor. Registration is at the 1st Floor fountain area near DQ/Orange Julius between Sears and Macy's. Call Mike for info on day of event at 407.304.6394. GPS: 28.6660841,-81.3764987.
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20 August 2016 Lake Mary, entree selection, & check (to MFM) by mail to MFM Treasurer, 26807 River Watch, Leesburg, FL, 34748. The walk is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Pets are allowed but not in the restaurant. Please carry water. Trail Ratings: 1A. For information contact Mike Lanpher at 407.695.9181. email@example.com.
AVA Special Programs: 6/10K: Points of Reference, USA A-Z: L.
DESCRIPTION: The 6 and 10K walks registration is between 9:00-10:00. Lunch is at noon followed by our annual Club Meeting. 10K walkers please start by 9:30 or in time to complete by noon. The walk is along the areas south of the start on and near the Seminole-Wekiva Trail. Lunch is $18 that we need RSVPs and payment in advance so the club pays without the 7% sales tax (a $1.05 savings). You may pay for the lunch ($18) at any event and make your entree selection online or send the flyer
DIRECTIONS: Luigino's Pasta & Steak House is at 120 International Pkwy, from Orlando on I4E use exit 98 (Heathrow)/Lake Mary) and turn left onto Lake Mary Blvd. From Daytona/Port Orange use I4W to Exit 98 and turn right. Cross International Pkwy and turn into Winn Dixie center. Luigino's is past Winn Dixie. Call Mike for info on day of event at 407.304.6394. GPS: 28.7582726,-81.368800.
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3 September 2016 Orlando Downtown Walk
AVA Special Programs: 5/10K: Bridges, Make a wish Fountains, City Parks, Street by Street (see SbyS sheet), Point of Reference, Path of Inventions, Amphitheaters, Animal Safari, Food for Thought, Honoring our Flag, Lakes and Reservoirs, National Register of Historical Places, Trekking with Trees, You Will Never Walk Alone (Arnett Memorial), USA A-Z: O.
DESCRIPTION: The 5 and 10K walks registration is between 9:00-9:30. The walk instructions have local info on walk routes. You will walk on downtown and residential sidewalks. See historic downtown Orlando, Lake Eola, the County Courthouse and art projects downtown. The large fountain in Lake Eola, constructed in 1957 and completely refurbished in 2011, provides a nightly light show with music. Walks will accommodate strollers and wheelchairs though some streets have no sidewalks. Please carry water. Leashed pets are allowed. Trail Ratings: 1A. For information contact Dave at 407.295.2968.
DIRECTIONS: To the Beardall Senior Center at 800 N Delaney from I-4W, use exit 82B, Anderson. Left to Orange. Right on Orange to 3rd light, Gore. Left, then left at Delaney and left into rear of the Senior Center. From I-4E use exit 82B. Right on South St. Right on Orange go to 4th light, Gore. Left and then left at Delaney and left into rear of the Senior Center. From SR 408W use exit 11A, Rosalind. Stay in left lane to Orange. Left on Orange to 4th light, Gore. Left and then left at Delaney and left into rear of the Senior Center. From SR408E use exit 10C, Downtown. And stay in left lane to Delaney. Right on Delaney. Right on Bay St. before light. Events: SE16/Y0152. Call Dave for info on day of event at 407.413.0588. GPS: 28.5316611,-81.3775015.
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17 September 2016 Minneola Trailhead Park, Walk and Bike
AVA Special Programs: 6/10K walk and 25K bike: Lakes and Reservoirs, Points of Reference, City Parks, USA A-Z: M. 10K only: Honoring our Flag.
DESCRIPTION: The 6 and 10K walk and 25km bike registration is between 9:00-11:00. The walk uses the Lake Trail west to Lake Mineola and loops around Clermont and returns by the trail. The bike is on the Lake trail and the new extension west from Lake Minneola. It is recommended you bike first. The walk is suitable for strollers and medium difficulty for wheelchairs. Pets are allowed. Please carry water. Trail Ratings: 1A. For information contact Dave at 407.295.2968.
DIRECTIONS: To 315 Madison St., Minneola from Orlando use SR50W 6.8 miles from the turnpike to Clermont. Turn right on US 27 for 2 miles to Washington St. (light). Turn right then right again at 1st street, Bloxham Ave. Turn left on Madison to the park on the right. From Ocala use US 27 into Minneola. Turn left on Washington then right at 1st street, Bloxham Ave. Turn left on Madison St. to the park on the right. Call Dave for info on day of event at 407.413.0588. GPS: 28.5737701,-81.7420607.
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4-6 November 2016 WAF-Tampa Trails and Havana NightsWalk Brochure with registration details will be available 1 July.
Information: The theme of WAF 26 is Tampa Trails and Havana Nights, inspired by not only Tampa’s long-time ties with Cuba but by the recent dramatically changing policies with that country. Friday night hosted walk of the YRE is the expanding and glittering Riverwalk with its Historical Monument Trail. This trail is a series of beautiful bronze and marble busts and monuments recounting the history of people and events that shaped the area. Throughout the weekend, the routes of WAF walks (two on Saturday; one on Sunday) continue to reflect Tampa’s past, with close up looks of historic Davis Island, Tampa Heights and Ballast Point, while displaying stylish neighborhoods with lavish architecture, hip restaurants, and thriving art venues. Register for a room by calling 813.223.1351 and asking for the Walk Around Florida rate of $109. If you would like to reserve online, Choose the check-in date, number of nights, number of adults and children, and click BOOK NOW in the upper right-hand corner. Click on ENTER YOUR ACCESS OR PROMOTIONAL CODE and select GROUP CODE. Enter the code SUNC and click UPDATE. Go to Barrymore Hotel
Remember to walk the 9 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), Winter Park.