Walk Maryland Day is October 7, 2020

What is Walk Maryland?

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

October 7 marks the 6th Annual Walk Maryland Day celebration where we celebrate our annual theme - "Walk Towards Wellness".  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, events this year are planned with CDC guidance in mind in terms of social distance, wearing of face coverings, and gathering in groups.  

All Marylanders are encouraged to "Walk Towards Wellness" by taking time on that day to participate in some type of physical activity (ex., walking). Residents can become Walk Maryland Day “Sole Mates” by joining one of the official walks, or register walks they take alone or with others. Registration is still available at mdot.maryland.gov/walktober.

Even though October 7 is the official Walk Maryland Day, we encourage everyone to walk all month as part of Walktober. The point is to get up, get out, and get active every day! ​

Check out all of our walking events from 2019 here​. See pictures, event highlights, and read our Walk Maryland 2019 Report here​​​

Walk Maryland Event Goals

  • Engage Marylanders in walking for daily physical activity. 
  • Have all 24 Maryland Jurisdictions host a walking event.
  • Track walking events throughout Maryland.