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Updated: November 10, 2021
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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 2021 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!

Taking Fresh Steps Toward a More Walk-Friendly Maryland

Walkinar 1 

Walking Toward a Healthier Maryland

Walkinar 2

Pedestrian Safety: Trends, Measures, and Solutions

Walkinar 3

Great Partners and Creative Approaches for Promoting Safe Walk Opportunities

Walkinar 4


Participate in WalkMaryland Day

Sign up to be a "Sole Mate" and lead a WalkMaryland Day group activity or participate in an MDOT sponsored walk.

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**Find a full list of WalkMaryland Day events below

County Walking Opportunities

Governor's Proclamation

WalkMaryland Day Events

County Walk Location Organizer Contact
Anne Arundel 7462 Candlewood Rd, Hanover, Md. Office of Preparedness and Response (within Maryland Department of Health (MDH)) Nacole Smith,
  TBD Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities Penny Tilghman,
Baltimore City Mathews Street, Baltimore md   Rochelle Smith,
  201 W Preston St, Baltimore, MD - State Center Maryland Department of Health Miranda Ouellette,
  Lake Montebello (At Entrance), Baltimore, Md Maryland Department of Transportation Marty Baker,
  Masonville Cove, 1000 Frankfurst Avenue, Baltimore, MD Captain Trash Wheel Keith Lackie,
  Charles Village Charles Village Civic Association Sharon Guida,
  McHenry Row, meet at the open area outside the Ramparts Building Baltimore Metropolitan Council Sheila Mahoney,
Baltimore County      
Garrett County Glades Town Park 10 Spruce Lane Oakland, MD 21550   Kendra McLaughlin,
  1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland, Md Garrett County Health Department James Michaels,
Harford Harford County Agricultural Center, 3525 Conowingo Rd., Street, Md University of Maryland Extension Jennifer Dixon Cravens,

Howard Wilde Lake Village, Columbia, Md Wilde Lake Community Laura Torres,
  Elkridge 50+ Center 6540 Washington Boulevard Elkridge, MD 21075 Howard County Office on Aging: Elkridge 50+ Center Jeannie DeCray,
  Columbia Mall   Belinda Green,
  Howard County Senior Center (Laurel Park) AS-SABUR Engineering and Environmental Consulting Firm Ahmed Mohamed,
Kent Chestertown MD Minary's Dream Alliance, Incorporated Doncella Wilson,
Montgomery Damascus Recreational Park- Magruder Branch Trail Head - Parking Lot- near basketball courts Montgomery County DOT - Commuter Services Paul Gatons,
Queen Anne’s      
Prince George’s College Park   Pamela Milan,
St. Mary’s      
Talbot Easton MD, and surrounding areas Brookletts Place Talbot County Senior Center Teresa Greene,
Worcester Robin Hood Trail starting at Robin Hood Park in Ocean Pines Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Committee Patti Stevens,
  Byrd Park, Snow Hill Worcester County Health Department Crystal Bell,
  Cypress Park, Pocomoke Worcester County Health Department Crystal Bell,
  Stephen Decatur Park, Berlin Worcester County Health Department Crystal Bell,


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