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. You can join by registering to walk on October 5 as either a Walk Leader or "Sole Mate." Walk Leaders are to encourage anyone who enjoys walking and wants to help others realize the benefits this healthy activity can bring to join them on a walk. Sole Mates are people who would like to join a walk and can register for a walk in their desired location.
Anyone can register as either a Walk Leader or Sole Mate, for any variety of safe walking experiences. Registered walks can be alone or in groups; in parks or city neighborhoods; via wheelchairs or on treadmills; or wherever and however safe walking experiences are available. So, get ready to celebrate Walk Maryland Day by registering today to walk on October 5!
Here's how it works: Walk Leaders will identify a safe walk (of any specified length) to be conducted on October 5 in a specified location. Sole Mates can register for a preferred walking area and will be matched with a Walk Leader. Walk Leaders will then be provided with a list of potential Sole Mates to plan logistics for their registered walk. While walking, all are encouraged to commemorate and celebrate their experience by taking photos or videos and sharing them on social media. Use #WalkMD2022 to share pictures and help show your support for walking in Maryland.
- 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 5. Be a part of the Walktober movement to make at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly your year round habit!