University of Maryland Extension

Welcome to Walk MD!

Walking is the Maryland State Exercise!!!  Get Fit!  Get Healthy!   Get Moving!!!

Walk MD! is a program designed to promote regular exercise for all age groups. Walking is the easiest and most inexpensive way to gain the benefits that exercising can provide you.

How does Walk MD! work?

As a registered "walker," you have access to an online interactive map that you use to track actual steps, as well as convert other types of physical activity such as biking or gardening, into miles "walked." We want you to get all the credit you deserve for getting more active!

As you log in your miles, your personalized map automatically shows your progress as you "travel" around the state of Maryland. Along the way you'll pass milestone locations that you can explore virtually or actually visit to really get out and Walk MD!  We hope you will be inspired to join us and others in Maryland and get more active and become healthier!

Groups can participate in Walk MD! too. Walk MD! is a great way to encourage a group (school class, 4H club, weight management class, etc.) to increase physical activity levels. Challenge your group to “walk” the 500 mile trail across our state! Group Leaders register the group and encourage members to engage in physical activities individually or lead group activities to accumulate miles. The miles of each individual in the group are added together and the group moves along the trail as a unit.

For more information and a step by step explanation of how to get started, visit the How To page. When you are ready to Have Fun, Get Fit and Explore Maryland, click on the Registration/Log-in button at the top of this page!


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