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Vol. LXIII, No. 8
April 15, 2011

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4th Annual Event
‘Take a Hike Day’ Set, May 11

Dr. William G. Coleman, Jr.
It’s time once again to grab a coworker or two and lace up your walking shoes. All NIH employees and contractors are invited to participate in a non-competitive walk/fun run on Wednesday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event begins at Bldg. 1, rain or shine.

Online registration began on Apr. 4 and will remain open through Friday, Apr. 22. To register, go to

Earn your institute/center bragging rights for having the most registered employees participating in this year’s Take a Hike Day. Before the 2.8-mile walk/fun run around NIH’s perimeter begins, the six ICs with the most registered employees will be recognized by the NIH director with their own 2011 NIH Take a Hike Day trophy. Winners will be determined based on the highest percentage of employees who register within their IC.

We supply the tables and water—you supply the decorations and cheerleaders. Bring your signs and pompoms and form your cheering section at one of the five perimeter water stations. Tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to sponsor a water station, contact Pamela Jenkins at (301) 402-8180.

For details, visit

Take a Hike Day is sponsored by the NIH Office of Management, the Office of Research Services and the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association. It is being held in conjunction with the National President’s Challenge and the Office of Personnel Management HealthierFeds Initiative.

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

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