Observances

This section lists physical activity related events and observances. Links are provided for information about organizing local activities. The list is in chronological order, with month long events preceding shorter events in the month.

JANUARY
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
MAY
JUNE
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER

JANUARY 2015
NONE

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FEBRUARY
American Heart Month
February 1-28, 2016
National Cancer Prevention Month
February 1-28, 2016
National Wise Health Consumer Month
February 1-28, 2016
National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
February 14-20, 2016
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
February 3, 2016
National Wear Red Day
February 5, 2015
2015 Hike the Hill
February 6-11, 2015
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MARCH
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 1-31, 2016
National Kidney Month
March 1-31, 2016
National Nutrition Month
March 1-31, 2016
National School Breakfast Week
March 1-5, 2016
Kick Butts Day
March 16, 2016
American Diabetes Alert Day
March 22, 2016

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APRIL
Cancer Control Month
April 1-30, 2016
National Minority Health Awareness Month 
April 1-30, 2016
National Start! Walking Day
April 1, 2016
National Walk to Work Day
April 1, 2015
National Public Health Week
April 4-10, 2016
World Health Day 
April 7, 2015
Medical Fitness Week 
April 23-29, 2016

World T'ai Chi & Qigong Day
April 30, 2016

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MAY
American Stroke Month 
May 1-31, 2016
Clean Air Month
May 1-31, 2016
National Arthritis Month
May 1-31, 2016
Older Americans Month
May 1-31, 2016
National Bike Month
May 1-31, 2016
National Cancer Research Month
May 1-31, 2016
National Employee Health and Fitness Month
May 1-31, 2016
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
May 1-31, 2016
National Osteoporosis Awareness Prevention Month
May 1-31, 2016
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
May 1-31, 2016
National Physical Education and Sports Week 
May 1-7, 2016
National Run A Mile Day
May 1-11, 2016
Screen-Free Week 
May 2-8, 2016
National Bike to School Day
May 4, 2016
National Women's Health Week
May 8-14, 2016
National Bike to Work Week
May 16-20, 2015

National Bike to Work Day
May 20, 2016

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JUNE

National Trails Day
June 4, 2016

World Environment Day 
June 5, 2016

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JULY
Park and Recreation Month 
July 1-31, 2016

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AUGUST
none

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SEPTEMBER
America On The Move, Steptember
September 1-30, 2016
Fruit and Veggies - More Matters Month
September 1-30, 2016
Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month
September 1-30, 2016
Healthy AgingĀ® Month
September 1-30, 2016
National Cholesterol Education Month
September 1-30, 2016
National Yoga Month
September 1-30, 2016
Whole Grains Month
September 1-30, 2016
World Alzheimer's Month
September 1-30, 2016
European Mobility Week
September 14-20, 2016
Family Health and Fitness Day USA
September 24, 2016
Active Aging Week
September 26-October 1, 2016
National Women's Health & Fitness Day
September 28, 2016

World Heart Day
September 29, 2016

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OCTOBER
Healthy Lung Month
October 1-31, 2016
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 1-31, 2016
National Physical Therapy Month
October 1-31, 2016
International Walk to School Month
October 1-31, 2016
International Day of the Older Persons
October 1, 2016
National Child Health Day
October 3, 2016
International Walk to School in the USA Day
October 5, 2016
World Food Day
October 16, 2016

World Osteoporosis Day
October 20, 2016

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NOVEMBER
American Diabetes Month
November 1-30, 2016
Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month
November 1-30, 2016
Walk to Work Day [Australia] 
November 4, 2016 
World Diabetes Day
November 14, 2016

National Family Health History Day
November 24, 2016

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DECEMBER
NONE

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