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Vol. LXII, No. 8
April 16, 2010

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3rd Annual NIH ‘Take a Hike Day,’ May 20

  NIH Take A Hike Day Logo  
  NIH Take A Hike Day Logo  

It’s time once again to lace up your walking shoes. All NIH employees and contractors are invited to participate in “Take a Hike Day,” a non-competitive walk/fun run on Thursday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., rain or shine.

What better way to take a break than to go for a stroll or jog around the perimeter of campus? How far can you walk—quarter mile, mile or how about 2.8 miles? No matter how far, 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.

Support Your IC When You Register

Earn your institute/center bragging rights for the most registered employees participating in this year’s hike. Before the walk/fun run begins, the top six ICs with the most registered employees will be recognized by the NIH director with a 2010 NIH Take a Hike Day trophy. Online registration begins on Monday, Apr. 26 and will remain open through Friday, May 14. Register at Winners will be determined based on the highest percentage of employees who register within their IC.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up/clean-up and at the 5 water stations along the hike trail. If you are interested, contact Pam Jenkins at or (301) 402-8180.

Special Event Shuttles Provided

The Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, ORS, will provide 2 additional shuttle buses on hike day, starting at 10 a.m. and running every 30 minutes until noon along the Executive Plaza Blvd. and Rockledge Dr. routes. These buses will display the hike logo. For details visit or call (301) 402-8180.

This event, sponsored by the NIH Office of Management, ORS and the R&W Association, is being held in conjunction with the 2010 National President’s Challenge ( and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management HealthierFeds initiative (

Individuals who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should call Jenkins at the number above. Requests should be made at least 5 days before the event. NIHRecord Icon

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