What we're about

If you want to make some friends, get to know the area beaches, parks and neighborhoods, and want a moderate workout; Sarasota Walkers is your group.

We plan to walk the beaches and as the group grows will get input as to other great places to hike. After our walks we can gather for coffee or a bite to eat.

During the heat of the summer;we walk in breezy locations near sunset. Thanks to all of our active walkers and the members who volunteer our great walks.

If you have an idea for a walk or a social, just email me. Carolyn.francis@hotmail.com

Upcoming events (5+)

Oscar Sherer Walk and Spanish Point Dinner

Oscar Scherer State Park

Oscar Sherer has several nice trails. We will be doing one that is wooded, near the water. Following our walk, we will head to Evie's at Spainish Point to enjoy a waterfront dinner and sunset with music.

Benderson Park Walk On Monday at 5:00 pm EST with afterparty at Glory Days Grill

FYI... Moved to 5:00pm starting 11/05/18 . This is a non-hosted walk, there is a great walk-way around the lake and there may be cool evening breezes, so dress according to the weather. We will circumnavigate the park counter-clockwise ~ 3.4 miles. Come out to see this great recreational lake and the surrounding park! Bring water. Comfortable athletic shoes are best. NO DOGS PLEASE Click on the map and a pic pops up and shows exactly where we park. We usually do a 55 -60 min walk, IF there is a slower group they are done in 75 min. Walk at your own pace, if you are running late, jog to catch up ! If you are new to the group, just ask the people standing around in the parking lot, if we are the walkers ! Optional afterparty at Glory Days Grill at 8253 Cooper Creek Blvd.

Venice Esplanade and Jetty Walk

Centennial Park Gazebo

This walk takes you along Venice Avenue to Venice Beach, then along the sidewalk to the Venice Jetty. It is all on paved surfaces and covers 4 miles round trip. We arrive at the jetty around sunset. Upon returning we stop at the Daiquiri Deck for socializing, refreshments and food for some. This event is a weekly repeating event.

Sunset Bridge Walk - New Time started 11/8/18 @ 5:15PM EST

Sailor Statue by Sarasota Waterfront

There was a movie made in 1951 called "Follow the Sun", and if you do this walk regularly then you are in the movie. Time changed to 5:15PM to (you know it) follow the sun(set). We will be walking the bridge, under the bridge at Bird Key, and back. The sun should be setting and the lights should be on walking back. Following our return lets hang out at O'Learys Tiki Bar for a cool down beverage and some music. Wear comfortable shoes! Meet at the Sailor Statue (Unconditional Surrender). Make some new friends and enjoy the sunset! Carolyn will not be in attendance . If the host is unable to make it , our members are regulars and will show the way. If you are new to the group, please identify yourself so you can make some new friends. We have several new people every week. Thanks to all who have volunteered to help out on this walk in the past and many of our other walks.

Past events (1,285)

Sunset Bridge Walk - New Time started 11/8/18 @ 5:15PM EST

Sailor Statue by Sarasota Waterfront

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