National Walking Day

Sponsored by the American Heart Association, National Walking Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday of April. The annual event is a call-to-action to increase physical activity by starting with a 30-minute walk during the work day. At Emory, employees can participate in a number of organized group walks held across the University and Emory Healthcare.

National Walking Day 2019

Join us for National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Several walks are planned throughout the day at numerous locations across Emory. There is no need to register, just show up to walk!

View Walk Locations and Times

Interested in leading a walk on National Walking Day?

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Shoe Donations

Since 2017, Emory has partnered with Big Peach Running Company and Big Peach Outreach to coordinate sneaker donations from walkers on National Walking Day. To date, Emory employees have donated over 450 pairs of shoes!

Bring your shoe donations to one of these locations on National Walk Day:

  • Emory Decatur Hospital
  • Emory Johns Creek Hospital
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital
  • Lullwater Preserve
  • The Quad