NIH Record - National Institutes of Health

June 7

11th Annual Take a Hike Day

Join the Office of Research Services for the 11th annual Take a Hike Day, a non-competitive fun walk/run on Thursday, June 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of Bldg. 1, rain or shine. Activities will begin at 11:30, followed by opening remarks from NIH leadership. The walk/run will start promptly at 12:15. Not on campus? No problem. You can participate in Take a Hike Day at the following off-campus locations: Executive Plaza, Fishers Lane, Rockledge and Shady Grove. To register, visit

Lace up your walking shoes. Collect a co-worker or two and take a break from all of the hustle and bustle for a leisurely stroll or jog around the perimeter of the NIH campus (total distance of 3.25 miles). No matter how fast you walk or how far you run, the ultimate goals are to begin or continue a regular habit of physical activity and create a foundation for long-term behavior changes for a healthier lifestyle.

More than 15,500 employees have participated in Take a Hike Day over the past 10 years, so let’s continue the tradition. Remember to bring your NIH ID badge to get back on campus at the conclusion of the walk/run.

Through the end of June, NIH is highlighting wellness-supporting events through the “Spring into Wellness” campaign. To learn more about NIH-sponsored events that support your financial, social, career, physical and community well-being, check out the campaign website at

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