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The Happy Wanderers Walking Club is based in Port Orange, Florida, near Daytona Beach. We offer Fun, Fitness, & Friendship through planned non-competitive fitness activities including (primarily) walking, swimming, cycling and other social activities. We meet routinely on Wednesdays and Sundays for Group Walks of our 18 permanent events - with 15 walks, 2 bike trails and 1 swim venue across Volusia and the neighboring Counties - on the Atlantic coast from St. Augustine to Cocoa Beach and west to DeLand, Sanford and Mt. Dora. We also hold special events in local Communities, Florida State Parks and along our beaches.

The Happy Wanderers are a registered 501c.(3) non-profit corporation and a member club of the American Volkssporting Association (AVA) - with about 225 clubs, 1,800+ trails and thousands of participants in all 50 states.

Upcoming events (4+)

Happy Wanderers AVA Group Volksmarch - NSB

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Join the Happy Wanderers for these AVA-sanctioned 5 km (3.1 miles) or 11 (6.8 miles) group walks in quaint New Smyrna Beach, FL.

The 11 km walk includes the downtown shopping areas on both the mainland side and the peninsula, and you will walk across the high highway bridge as well as the lower causeway bridge.

You may walk with the group (pace: 1 mile in 20 minutes) or at your own pace, be sure to pick up Map/Directions at registration. Registration starts 30 minutes prior and the cost is $3.00 for participants 12yrs old or older. Children to be accompanied by an adult. Volksmarchers will receive AVA credit for this event.

The walk is rated 1C and includes a section on the beach. The remainder of the walk is on sidewalks and is suitable for wheelchairs/strollers. Pets are allowed but must be leashed and picked up after, not allowed on beach.

HW Fun Walk - Buschman Park - Port Orange

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Join the Happy Wanderers for a group walk of club members and MeetUp participants. This is a non-competitive group walk, at a good pace, covering 3 miles in one hour.

COVID-19 safety measures remain in effect for unvaccinated participants. Please carry your own water and we'll be maintaining social distance during the event. Disposable masks and hand sanitizer available at the start, if needed.

Tailgate registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Look for a group gathering and the large green club banner with Happy Wanderers logo!

The walk is open to the public and newcomer's are Welcome!! There is No Cost for this event. This is not an IVV event

Happy Wanderers Group Volksmarches, 5/10km, Sanford

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Join the Happy Wanderers for these AVA-sanctioned 5km (3.1 miles) or 10km (6.2 miles) group walks in beautiful downtown Sanford, FL.

You may walk with the group or at your own pace. Maps and Directions are provided for the trails. Registration starts 30 minutes prior and the cost is $3.00 for participants 12yrs old or older. Children to be accompanied by an adult. Volksmarchers will receive AVA credit for this event.

The walk is rated 1A (flat & easy), it is on sidewalks through the Historic District including residential streets, parks and the downtown shopping / main street area. This walk is suitable for wheelchairs/strollers. Pets are allowed but must be leashed.

HW Fun Walk - NEW Riverfront Esplanade - Daytona beach

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Join the Happy Wanderers for a 1-hour "fun walk" on the new Riverfront Esplanade in downtown Daytona Beach. Club members, Meet-Up participants and E3H health affiliates are welcomed!

We'll start gathering up about 30 minutes early in the parking lot on city Island between the Library and the ballpark. This event is free and open to the public. The route tonight is suitable for strollers and wheelchairs, and leashed pets are permitted.

Everyone is welcome to join club members after the walk for dinner at a local restaurant.

Past events (832)

HW Flagler Beach AVA Group Volksmarch (Walk) 5 or 11 Km

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$3.00

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