Walk Maryland Day is October 2, 2024

What is Walk Maryland Day? ​

Walk Maryland Day is a celebration of our official state exercise--walking! It is always celebrated statewide on the first Wednesday in October, to coincide with Walk to School Day. It is a call to action to promote awareness about regular walking year-round, to encourage physical activity and improved health, engaging Marylanders with fun walks for all.

October 2nd marks the 9th Annual Walk Maryland Day celebration. Walks this year will either be in person or virtual dependent on the guidelines around in person gatherings in October. All Marylanders are encouraged to take time on that day to lead or join a walking event around where they live, work or play on October 2, 2024. 

To create a walk and/or become a Walk Maryland Day Walk Leader,​ click here.

To join an already existing walk as a walker (solemate), click here​.

We encourage you to make walking a regular habit, not just on October 2nd. Be a part of the Walktober movement to make at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly your year round habit!

If you are interested in hosting a walk in your community, please contact mdh.walkmaryland@maryland.gov to be featured on our walking platform.

Walk Maryland Day Event Goals

  • Promote walking as the designated Maryland State exercise.
  • Engage at least 75​ walking groups statewide to participate in the Walk Maryland Day 2024 event on October 2, 2024.
  • ​Track walking events throughout Maryland.