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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Take a Hike Day, June 2

The 9th annual NIH Take a Hike Day will be held Thursday, June 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of Bldg. 1.

Join guests including Shellie Pfohl, executive director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, at the event. All NIH staff are invited to walk or run around the perimeter of campus—about 3.25 miles from start to finish—rain or shine.

The event also launches the U.S. surgeon general’s “Step It Up” campaign at NIH. Commissioned Corps officers at NIH are responding to surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy’s call to action to promote walking and walkable communities by promoting taking the stairs at NIH workplaces. Make every day a “Take a Hike Day” by taking the stairs and “Step It Up!”

There will also be Take a Hike Day activities at various off-campus locations. For more information and to register, visit   

Tables and water will be supplied. If you would like to sponsor a water station and show your IC spirit, contact Michelle Aikens at or (301) 402-8180. 

Those who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Carole Harman at, (301) 402-8180 and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). Requests should be made at least 5 days before the event. 

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