MARYLAND — The Maryland Department of Transportation is partnering with state and local agencies, nonprofits and communities across Maryland to host Walktober, a monthlong series of activities and virtual webinars in October promoting the state’s official exercise: walking. Maryland named walking as the official state exercise in October 2008.
Walktober includes the Oct. 7 celebration of the sixth annual Walk Maryland Day, as well as four webinars focusing on pedestrian safety, health and walking as a commuting option. The webinars – or “walkinars” – are being held online, rather than in-person events, to encourage safe practices as Maryland continues recovering from coronavirus. Residents are invited to sign up for the 90-minute walkinars, which feature local, state and national speakers.
“Walking is not only our state exercise, but it’s been an important strategy for Marylanders dealing with the challenges of COVID-19,” said Gov. Larry Hogan. “While many people have been teleworking