The Happy Wanderers Walking Club was formed in 1991 in Pierson, Florida by Joe Sexton and Fred Sheets. Our goal is to promote the sport, improve our physical fitness through walking, our emotional well being through fellowship, and enjoy the great outdoors. Some of us have literally walked all over the world and we are always ready for a new adventure. As a club, we sponsor a variety of walks during the year.
We have 12 Year Round walks, 2 Bike events and 1 Swim event in Florida. They are: Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Deland, Flagler Beach, Mount Dora, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Palm Coast, Ponce Inlet, Port Orange, St. Augustine and Sanford. We also have a walk in Savannah Georgia for a total of 16 Year Round Events. These you can walk at anytime. You can get credit everytime you walk. Walk boxes are located at convenient locations. You just sign up, get the directions, pay the nominal fee, and do the walk. If you are not interested in event or distance credit, you can just walk it for the health of it. These type of walks are sponsored by clubs all over the US and Canada.
Several times a year we also sponsor a Sanctioned Event or Scheduled Walks. These differ from a Year Round Event in that they have a scheduled start and end time. These walks offer you the ability to get together with other volkssporters and meet new people. Many times these walks are followed by a bite at a local restaurant. Other clubs, like the Mid-Florida Milers, Suncoast Sandpipers, and the First Coast Trail Forgers hold similar walks that we attend.
For those of us who really like the fun, fellowship, and food, we also hold 5K FUN (free) walks on Wednesday nights. These are non-sanctioned group walks where we can just enjoy each other's company. These are a great starter walk for those who are "just not sure".