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.