The Mayors’ Sole Challenge


WINTER PARK, Fla., an internationally recognized ICMA Excellence Award winner with accredited fire, police and parks & recreation agencies (October 16, 2013) – The City of Winter Park invites all residents to join together in the spirit of community for the Mayors’ Sole Challenge, a 30-minute fun walk through scenic Winter Park Saturday, November 16. Festivities begin at 7 a.m. at the main stage in Central Park. This friendly community competition between the cities of Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park will bring families, friends, kids and colleagues together for a celebration of community and health. Each city is challenged to see which community has the most “sole” by turning out the most participants.

This year’s walk will include the fun added feature of “dance-walking,” so be sure to invite your entire Zumba® class, cheerleading squad, dance team, faith group, friends and neighbors for this unique, family-friendly event. Regular walking is welcome, but the dance-walkers might have more fun.

After the walk is complete, festivities will continue in Central Park with a celebration including food, activities and a special appearance by Bo Outlaw of the Orlando Magic. Free health screenings will be offered by Florida Hospital and Centra Care. In addition to pedometers and other prize giveaways, the first 400 walkers will each receive a free t-shirt.

The Mayors’ Sole Challenge is presented by Healthy Central Florida, a community-based partnership founded by Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Health Foundation. This event is FREE to the public, but advance registration is requested by visiting or calling 407-644-2300, ext. 241.

For more information regarding the City of Winter Park, please visit the city’s official website at