A group walks together on WalkMaryland Day
Updated: October 12, 2023
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Walktober is a full month dedicated to health, safety and education for pedestrians and drivers, to build safer, more sustainable communities in Maryland, developed by the Maryland Department of Transportation. Declared officially by Governor Hogan in 2020, the month celebrates Maryland's official exercise -- walking -- as a critical component of well-being for people throughout the state. 

Walktober events include four “Walkinars” - online webinars about pedestrian-related topics in Maryland - and the official WalkMaryland! Day.

Walktober encourages the state of Maryland to increase physical activity in a fun, community-oriented way while creating awareness for pedestrian safety. Participate as an individual or as a group with others through sponsored events or develop a walk for a youth group like 4-H or as a class activity.

Join a Walktober Activity

Register for Walkinars

Register for one of the October Walkinars!

Register to participate in MDOT's free Walkinars -- 90-minute discussions taking place each week throughout the month of October. Register for one or more to learn how to advocate for a safe walking infrastructure.

These webinars provide American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) with 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) credits to maintain their certification. Please note, to receive AICP credit you must attend the live broadcast.

Learn more!

National and State Perspectives

Walkinar 1 

Infrastructure and Safety

Walkinar 2

Maryland Initiatives

Walkinar 3


Walkinar 4


Participate in WalkMaryland Day

Sign up to be a Walk Leader or a "Sole Mate" to participate in an MDOT sponsored walk.

Tell me more!

County Walking Opportunities

Governor's Proclamation

WalkMaryland Day Events

  • Harford County
    • October 4, Noon-1:45pm; Community Walk Wellness Event
      • Join FCS Nutrition Educator Jennifer Dixon Cravens for a Community Walk & Wellness Talk, followed by a Nature Walk and Native Plant Identification with Horticulturist and Master Gardener Coordinator Joyce Browning on the Poplar Grove Walking Trail at the Harford County Agricultural Center, 3525 Conowingo Rd., Street, Md. Healthy snacks and door prizes!
      • Click here to register for the Community Walk Wellness Event


Want to create your own WalkMaryland Day local walk event?  Sign Up Here

Additional Information

  • Maryland Dept of Transportation

    Maryland Department of Transportation

  • Students walk to school

    Walk to School Day

  • Pedestrians in a crosswalk

    Perils for Pedestrians