Walktober is celebrated in October to increase healthy habits. It was made to help people get out and enjoy the fresh air. This is a holiday to promote pedestrian safety, health, and exercise!

The Facts

Maryland’s state exercise is WALKING

Maryland has hosted 7 yearly WALK MARYLAND DAY, this year it takes place on Wednesday, October 5th

Maryland’s Department of Transportation host webinars, called walkinars, throughout October with various speakers to educate on walking, safety, and health

Walktober was started in Texas in 2016, but is now beginning to spread to other countries!


Maryland Walktober Page

Walkinars registration

Walk Maryland Day

Events throughout Maryland


Zoom Backgrounds
Virtual backgrounds are one of the easiest ways to spread awareness about Walktober! The month of October you can replace your normal backdrop with one below to encourage others to take care of their feet in any Zoom meeting you have!

Right-click the image then save as to your computer. Open your Zoom application and update your background to the file you saved from this page.

Social Media

Take a photo or video of yourself on your daily walk! OR Share your step count everyday for the month of October! OR Share a new path or trail you tried for others to try!

Tag and follow us on Social!