3rd Annual Walk Maryland Day

Walk Maryland Day was held October 4, 2017 (and the surrounding week). It was bigger than ever with walks in every jurisdiction--GOAL MET! Stay tuned for highlights and tips to keep up the momentum! Thank you Walk Organizers and Walkers!

What is Walk Maryland Day?

Walk Maryland Day is a celebration of our official state exercise--walking! It's also a call to action to promote awareness about regular walking for physical activity and improved health, engaging Marylanders with fun walks of all sizes and shapes on October 4.

*Events may be held October 1, 2017 - October 7, 2017.

Check out highlights from Walk Maryland Day 2016. 


How can I participate?


Walk Maryland Day Event Goals

  • Engage Marylanders in walking for daily physical activity. More than 500 Marylanders participated in 2016. Let's make 2017 even bigger!
  • Host Walk Maryland Walks in all 24 Maryland jurisdictions.
  • Spread the word on social media #WalkMD!
  • Engage community leaders to boost event visibility and physical activity awareness.
  • Support safe walking in Maryland through enhanced state agency coordination (e.g., MDH, MSDE, MDOT, UMD extension, etc.)
  • Promote school participation in Walk Maryland Day (International Walk to School Day) by registering here. More than 100 schools participated in 2016. Let's have more schools in 2017!
  • Promote worksite participation in Walk Maryland Day by directing Healthiest Maryland Businesses (HMB) and other Maryland worksites to walking resources