This free, fun, family event will be held on Saturday, November 1st in Maitland at Quinn Strong Park. After generously hosting the event for two years, the City of Winter Park turned over the honors to the City of Maitland.
The Mayors’ Sole Challenge is a friendly community competition with $2,500 at stake. The goal is to see which community could bring out the most walkers and for the last two years Eatonville has won the cash prize and bragging rights. Who will take the title this year?
We’re also instituting a “School Challenge” to see which school can bring out the most students. Schools can win cash prizes to be used for healthy school programs and activities. First prize is $1,000 and all students are winners who come out and walk in this fun free event.
Once again, we’ll have Bo Outlaw, of the Orlando Magic, the best DJ in Orlando, Charles Miles who makes our walks a dance party/fun walk at the same time. There will also be kid’s activities/obstacle course, face-painting, our human-powered blender bike and a healthy breakfast for all.
It’s totally free – free t-shirts, pedometers, food and fun! So invite your entire Zumba class, cheerleading squad, dance studio team, faith group, friends, and neighbors for this unique, family-friendly event. (Regular walking is welcome too – but we’re warning you, the dance-walkers may have the most fun!)
All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Registration begins at 7:30 and festivities, including warm ups, dancing and a healthy breakfast start at 7:45 a.m. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. and last for about 30 minutes. Like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @HealthyCentralF and check back with HealthyCentralFlorida.org for updates and more details on this year’s Mayors’ Sole Challenge dance walk.
Quinn Strong Park – 345 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751 (turn onto Ventris Ave. from S. Maitland Avenue; the park is across the street from the Maitland Library). Attached is a map of recommended parking locations, highlighted in yellow. There is ample free parking a short walk in many directions from the venue.
Registration: 7:30 AM
Program: 8:10 AM
Mayors’ Walk: 8:30 AM
We are expecting a large crowd, so please arrive early (registration begins at 7:30 AM). And remember, t-shirts are guaranteed for the first 500 walkers. Unfortunately, due to a larger than expected turnout, we may run out for late arrivals, so arrive early to ensure your free t-shirt and pedometer.
A high of 61°F is forecast for Saturday, with a low of 44°F and a 0% chance of rain. Please dress warmly!
Dancing and Walking Shoes
Get ready to have very happy feet with great music, a beautiful walk and a lot of fun for kids and parents alike.
Dogs are allowed in the park on leashes if you want to bring yours (we love dogs).