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!

2014 Walks


25th Anniversary walk, annual meeting, and lunch. It has been 25 years since the 13 original members formed the club here in the Orlando area. Since then we had lots of events and fun. Please add to your calendar the walk and lunch/meeting for 16 August. We will have giveaways, some prizes, membership drawing (see Letty's May - June newsletter article), and maybe a raffle. Love to have a great turnout and as always we will have a web site sign up.

DATE: 2 August 2014 Orlando Marks St. Sr. Center
AVA Special Programs: 5K & 10K: Rainbow (Orange County), Murals (after Ferris); Lakes (Formosa, at Mennello Museum); Bakery (Yalaha, 1213 Orange Ave); Trees (Orange County); USA A-Z: O. 10K: Diners (Sunrise, 2512 Orange Ave.).
Corrected as of 13 May 2014

DESCRIPTION: Register between 8:30-9:00 and finish anytime. This is a 5km and 10 km walk (3.1 & 6.2 mi). You will walk on residential sidewalks. These 6K and 10K walks are to the north of downtown and are tree lined, shaded walks near lakes, through residential areas and passes Loch Haven Park (the Museum of Art), thru Mead Garden, and along Ivanhoe Antique Row. Restrooms are available at the start, Mead Garden, and some area businesses. Walk during daylight hours. Event: SE14/Y1242.

Trail Ratings: 1A. The walk is new in 2014 and will accommodate strollers and wheelchairs though some streets have no sidewalks. Please carry water. Leashed pets are allowed. Trail Ratings: 1A. For information contact Mike Lanpher at mlanpher@cfl.rr.com, 407.695.9181.

DIRECTIONS: To 99 East Marks St., Orlando, from Daytona via I-4W use Exit 84, Ivanhoe Blvd. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp. Go straight on Legion Place and merge into Orange Ave., a one-way street. Keep left and turn left onto Marks St. The Senior Center parking lot is on the left after the apartment building. The Senior Center is the large pink building. From Disney/Tampa via I-4E to Orlando use Exit 83A, Amelia St. Go straight at the bottom of the ramp. Keep right and turn right at the next light onto Colonial Drive (SR50E). Turn left at the second traffic light onto Magnolia Ave. a one-way street. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Marks St. The Senior Center is the pink building immediately on your right. Park in the lot. Call Mike for info on day of event at 407.304.6394.

DATE: 16 August 2014 Maitland Buca Di Beppo Restaurant
AVA Special Programs: 5 & 10K: Rainbows; Trekking w/Trees; USA A-Z: W

DESCRIPTION: Register and begin the 5K or 10K walk anytime between 8:30 and 10:00. 10K walkers start by 9:30. The club celebrates its 25th open until ~1130), and annual meeting. We will eat with the Buca specialty of typical Italian family style menus. The walk in Maitland and Winter Park is shaded passing through many nice neighborhoods. The routes are suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Pets are allowed but not in the restaurant. Please carry water. Rated 1A. For information, contact Mike Lanpher at mlanpher@cfl.rr.com, 407.695.9181.

DIRECTIONS: To Buca at 1351 S Orlando Ave, Maitland from Orlando us I-4E to Lee Rd., exit 88. Turn right on Lee Rd. Get in left lane and turn left on US 17-92/Orlando Ave. U-turn at Magnolia Rd. and immediately right into Buca's. From Deland on I-4W use exit 90, Maitland. Turn left to 2d light, Maitland Ave. Turn right. Turn right on US 17-92/Orlando Ave to Buca's on the right. Call Mike for info on day of event at 407.304.6394.

MFM's 25th Anniversary celebration at lunch and annual meeting
You are invited to join the club for our walk and lunch/meeting on 16 August as we recognize our club's 25th in the American Volkssport Association. We will have raffles, give aways, and an election at the meeting. Members vote, guests enjoy, all have fun. Sign up from the MFM web site or eNews.
Save your spot at the table...RSVP NOW!

Buca di Beppo Menu Served family style:

Salads Served w/bread
  • Mixed Green
  • Apple Gorgonzola (granny smith apples, cranberries, spiced walnuts, gorgonzola cheese in a signature vinaigrette)
Pasta / Baked pasta
  • Ravioli al Pomodoro (cheese filled ravioli)
  • Penne San Remo (white wine cream sauce, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, peas, and slices of chicken)
Drinks unlimited: Soft drinks, coffee and tea

Cost is $18.10 and includes gratuity. Preregister at any event or by sending payment made out to MFM to MFM Treasurer, c/o Sharon Predham, 26807 River Watch Ct., Leesburg, FL 34748.

Remember to walk the 8 fine Year Round Events in the Orlando area, many shaded for a cooler walking experience: Celebration (2), Lake Buena Vista, Maitland, Orlando (3), Winter Park.

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