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6th Annual Take a Hike Day on June 6 -- Registration Now Open

​In support of White House initiatives promoting a healthier federal workforce and the US Surgeon General’s National Prevention Strategy, all employees and contractors are encouraged to participate in the 6th annual "Take a Hike Day" event on Thursday, June 6 from 11:30am – 1:30pm.

Starting in front of Building 1, Walk, Run and Roll around the perimeter of the NIH campus (approximately 2.8 miles), rain or shine. The day’s events include a fitness warm-up to start at 11:00am, opening remarks from NIH leadership and other health and wellness related activities.

To register go to:

Show Your Institute/Center Spirit and Sponsor a Water Station

We supply the tables and water. Tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to sponsor a water station, please contact Michelle Aikens at or 301-402-8180.

Although we encourage all employees and contractors to participate, please obtain your supervisor’s approval before registering. Take a Hike Day is a voluntary event.

Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Joy Gaines at or 301-402-8180. Requests should be made at least five days in advance of the event.

This event is sponsored by the NIH Office of Management, Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services.