Mid-Florida Milers Year Round Events
A Year-Round Event is a self-guided walking event available most days of the year. The Mid-Florida Milers and other clubs set up permanent starting points, select a trail, draw maps, and write detailed walking instructions. You arrive during the business' open hours, register, take instructions and map, and enjoy the route at your pace. Our events like those in Florida and nationwide may include state parks, tourist attractions, national parks, and good daily exercise routes in communities throughout the USA.
The starting points are stores, gyms, hospitals, hotels, or convenience stores. At the start point is a start box that is a file box. You may have to ask the staff to point it out or get it out. The proprietors are not club members, so please be patient with these people who are volunteering to help the club. The South Florida walks are remotely registered.
Inside the start box is a registration log. The walks are free however every person must register and begin with a start card (a sheet of paper at MFM). Registration fee for IVV Credit Only is $3.00. IVV Credit and a refrigerator magnet picture award is $6.00 per participant. Complete and sign the Registration Sheet, place the fee in an envelope, and mail or leave in the completed envelope folder. Take the walk instructions and then walk at your own pace, enjoying the local area for as long as you desire (daytime hours only). The event is open regardless of the weather, and there will be no refunds because of bad weather. If you walk for IVV Credit, stamp your books. (IVV Event and Distance Record Books are not available at any YRE start/finish. Inserts are provided and can be stamped and submitted with Record Books.)
IVV event and distance credit is available for each separate day. You must register and pay the $3.00 fee each time you participate. You may walk the route twice for distance credit on one start card for one fee on the same day.
Remote Pre-registration for Southeast Florida Walks is required for each of the seven Southeast Florida walks. Please see our Remote Registration Policy page for each specific walk for information. While this procedure is unusual, the lack of a POC, desire to maintain walks along the Southeast Florida coast, and distance from Central Florida made us decide to use remote registration procedure. This procedure, used in other states, allows Mid Florida Milers to maintain these walks there. MFM is committed to making this process as easy as possible, so plan early, and communicate with us by any means.
Orlando and West Palm walks have magnet awards with a picture of a landmark on the walk. Very useful awards and great pictures courtesy of John McMahon. Delray Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami South Beach are credit only.
AVA Special Programs
A number of our walks qualify for AVA Special Programs. For more information, see
AVA Special Programs Defined.
The Special Programs are noted in the walk pages for those walks and in the walk instructions.
For a detailed list of what programs our Mid-Florida Milers walks qualify, please see 2014 AVA Programs by YRE. (Note: You will need to zoom the view of the PDF.)
With registration for these events, walkers agree to observe the principles of good sportsmanship. Littering is strictly prohibited. Smoking is not permitted in stores and hospital. If pets are walking, please pick up after them.
Every effort has been expended to make these events safe, enjoyable and memorable. The sponsor and cosponsors are not liable for accidents, thefts or material damage to personal property which may occur as a result of participation in these Volkssport Events.