Walk Maryland Day 

Celebrate Walk Maryland Day on October 4th by Registering as a Walk Leader or Sole Mate

Marylanders across the state are preparing for the 2023 celebration of Walk Maryland Day on Wednesday, October 4. Please join us!

Walk Maryland Day is a celebration of our state's official exercise and a call to action to support safe walking and walkability. You can join by registering to walk on October 4 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 4!

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Register as a Walk Leader Register as a Sole Mate

Here's how it works: Walk Leaders will identify a safe walk (of any specified length) to be conducted on October 4 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 #WalkMD2023 to share pictures and help show your support for walking in Maryland. We look forward to hearing from you!

And then? After Walk Maryland Day, keep walking! There will be walk-related events and educational opportunities across the state throughout the month of October, as Maryland celebrates "Walktober!" Be sure to check this site often, as registered walks, events, and programs will be added throughout the month.

The registration link(s) for both Walk Leader & Sole Mate are provided by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH).

Thank you to all of the Walk Leaders, Sole Mates, and Sole-O walkers who took time out of their day to celebrate the 8th Annual Walk Maryland Day on October 5th, 2022! To view photos from walks throughout the State, visit the MDOT Flickr page.

If you participated in a walk and would like to share your photos and videos, please email bikepedinfo@mdot.maryland.gov.

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