3rd Annual ​Walk Maryland Day​
October 4, 2017

What is Walk Maryland Day?Walking feet

Walk Maryland Day is a motivating event that promotes physical activity in the form of walking. Inaugurated as part of the U.S. Surgeon General's Call to Action to promote walking as a daily physical activity.

Why Walk?

Walking as a physical activity provides many health benefits including helping maintain a healthy weight and reducing risks for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers as well as improving quality of life. 

Who's Walking?

Check out this list of local events happening near you. This is just a small sample, so be sure to contact your community to see what else might be going on. Or...host your own walk!

Walk Maryland Day Event Goals

  • Promote physical activity opportunities where Marylanders learn, work, and live
  • Engage the community in walking for daily physical activity
  • Support safe walking in Maryland through enhanced state agency coordination (e.g., DHMH, MSDE, MDOT, UMD extension, etc.)
  • Promote school participation in Walk Maryland Day (International Walk to School Day) by registering here
  • Promote individual participation in Walk Maryland Day
  • Promote worksite participation in Walk Maryland Day by directing Healthiest Maryland Businesses (HMB) and other Maryland worksites to walking resources

Getting Started

Envision an Activity or Event
Think about what motivates you individually or as a group and build a them for Walk Maryland Day around those interests.


If you're a school, register with Walk to School Day.
If you're an individual or another group, register at the Walk Maryland Day website as an individual or as a group and access free downloadable event fliers, banners, resources toolkit, etc.

Spread the Word!

Approach other people and families in the community who share the same passion for walking. Involve local media and community leaders to promote physical activity and increase participation.


Enjoy the wonders and success of what a day can do!