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! Thank you walkers, walk organizers and partners! See pictures, event highlights and read our Walk Maryland Day 2017 Report here

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, 2017.

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