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Take a Hike

The 10th Annual NIH Take a Hike Day will be held Thursday, June 8th, from 11:30am – 1:30pm in front of Bldg. 1.  Join invited guests, NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, in this annual tradition.  All NIH staff are invited to walk or run around the perimeter of the NIH campus (approx. 3.25 miles) rain or shine.  In addition to the main campus, there will also be Take a Hike Day activities at various off campus locations.  In its 10th year, Take a Hike Day is the NIH’s largest fitness and wellness event with over 10,000 individuals participating in its 10 year history.  This event is part of the “Spring into Wellness” campaign to support your physical wellbeing.  It also supports White House initiatives promoting a healthier Federal workforce and the U.S. Surgeon General’s call to action in support of walking and walkable communities.  Registration opens May 11th.  To register and learn additional information, please visit the Office of Research Services (ORS), Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) at: https://www.ors.od.nih.gov/wellness.   For info about the “Spring into Wellness” campaign sponsored by the ORS and Office of Human Resources (OHR), please visit:  https://go.usa.gov/xXsea.