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15th Annual NIH Take-A-Hike Day – June 15, 2023

Building 1 Front Lawn
Activities start at 11:30 am | Race starts at 12:00 pm
Rain or Shine!
We encourage you to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a refillable water container.
Grab a co-worker or two and lace up your walking shoes. What better way to take a break from all the hustle and bustle than to go for a leisurely stroll or jog around the perimeter of the NIH campus or wherever you happen to be.

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Take-A-Hike Registration Form

Complete the below registration form completely


Sign language interpreting and CART services are available upon request to participate in this event. Individuals needing either of these services and/or other reasonable accommodations should email Linda Kiefer or call 301-827-3252. Requests should be made at least five days in advance. To access Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), call 711. 

Please email us if you have any questions regarding NIH Take-A-Hike Day. 

Note: This is not a timed event or competition. Everyone who participates in this event is a winner.

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Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Take-A-Hike Day Routes

   NEIHS Research Triangle Park, NC     Shady Grove

Show Your Team Spirit and Sponsor a Water Table Station

Picture of Water Table StationWe will supply the tables and water, and you will supply the decorations and cheerleaders. Please bring your signs and pompoms and form your cheering section at one of the four perimeter water table stations. Tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If interested, please email us.


This event is sponsored by the NIH Office of Management, in partnership with the Office of Research Services, the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, and the NIH Recreation and Welfare Association.

#TakeAHikeNIH Twitter 

Take-A-Hike Day Trivia

Did you know that...
  • Over 18,000 employees have participated in the past 14 years of Take-A-Hike Walk/Fun Run events.
  • There has been representation from each IC every year.
  • 3.25 miles from start to finish is approximately 6,500 steps.

Contact Information

For questions or concerns regarding the Take-A-Hike Event Registration, please e-mail us at: