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Walk2Work Day is being held on Wednesday 13 March 2024

This is our national day to celebrate walking. Join us to celebrate this very human way of moving!

 

Our theme for 2024 is Move Your Mood. 

  • Walking improves mental health and physical wellbeing

  • Walking is good for you, and it's good for the environment

  • You can move your mood with a walk in the fresh air

What's happening this year?                                            

In Wellington

Join us for free food. 

Come and share with us why you like walking, and ideas for better walking in Wellington.

  • 7-9 am: Wellington waterfront (Frank Kitts park by the water whirler)
  • 12 noon-2pm: Midland Park 

We look forward to seeing you. Let's get walking!

This event is supported by Wellington City Council. 

All places - share your photos, be in to win spot prizes

Join us on Walk2Work Day by sharing your photos of your every day walk.

We want to see your photos of your walk to work or school, to the shops, to the park or wherever your daily activity takes you anytime during the day anywhere in New Zealand. 

Post using #Walk2Work. And you'll be in the draw for spot prizes including our Walk2Work tee-shirts and Walk tote bags. 

We will share these wonderful walk photos on our Facebook page to inspire others!

Want to organise an event in your area?

Contact us if you would like to lead your own walk, advertise your walk or learn more. We have resources to help you. Let us know and we will add your event to this page. Email: walk2workday@livingstreets.org.nz

Download the Walk2Work Day poster

Download and print the poster for your workplace or community noticeboard. 

How to take part and walk more

Walking is a wonderful, healthy and fun part of every journey!

Because work and everyday routines can vary so much, here are some suggestions for taking part:

  • Walk all or part of the way to work.

  • Join others in walking to work - your neighbours, family, flatmates, friends, workmates, coffee crew. 

  • Working from home? - schedule a group walk and all leave your desk for a break at the same time.

  • Leave the car at home – walk to the train station or take the bus. 

  • Get off the bus a couple of stops earlier and walk the last part to work. 

  • Walk to the local shops or walk the kids to school.

  • If you're a regular walker, take a different route. 

 

This year's Walk2Work Day is supported by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

The Foundation's 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' are actions to take in our day to day lives for the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and organisations. 

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Living Streets Aotearoa started this annual day in 2009 to celebrate people walking to their everyday activities.

We encourage people to get out there, leave the car behind and walk to work, or use public transport for part of their journey and walk the rest of the way.

 

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About Us

Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.

We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.

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