Walking and Active Lifestyle Programs

Many of us find it challenging to be physically active, whether we are too busy, too overwhelmed, or just too tired. Health*Matters encourages faculty and staff to be part of the CalWalks culture by taking small steps to a healthier way of life. Engage in programs and fnd resources that will help you build a physically active lifestyle by fitting fitness into your workday. Use the links below to find programs and resources help you lead a physically active lifestyle.

Cal Walks
Being Active on Campus
Staying Active - Tools & Online Calculators
Getting Started
Getting Active Recommended Resources


  • Strawberry Canyon Walking Tour
    See Strawberry Creek - A Walking Tour of Campus Natural History, a 20-page guide on about Strawberry Creek and its history, fish pools, the Eucalyptus Grove and lots, lots more.
  • Campus Walking Tours
    Free, guided campus walking tours, led by expert student guides, take place daily, seven days a week, rain or shine, excluding some university holidays and break periods. See Visitor Services for more information and to make a reservation.


Annual Cal for the Cure Cancer Awareness Walk
The Cal for the Cure Cancer Awareness walk was held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in honor and support of colleagues, loved ones, friends and others who have been touched by cancer. Thank you to all of those who came out to walk. A special thank you also to the Health*Matters walking group leaders and Cal Cheerleaders for their support and for leading the group walk.

See photos from the event online!


On Wednesday, May 23, UC Berkeley faculty and staff celebrated the third annual, system-wide UC Walks event to raise awareness for committing to walk a minimum of 30 minutes a day as part of National Employee Health and Fitness Month.

Over 600 staff, faculty, and retirees walked a total of 18,390 minutes or 1,226 miles. That's the equivalent of 47 marathon distances walked or the distance from Berkeley, California to Chicago, IL! (A marathon is 26.2 miles.)

See photos from the event online!

Cal Walks@Work Day Draws a Campus Crowd, UC Berkeley News Center


Celebrate Food Day by walking to the UC Berkeley BYO Lunch Picnic!
Monday, October 24, 2011
12:10-1:30pm, Campanile

Meet at the Campanile and take a green stroll to The Local on Sproul Plaza and the Berkeley Student Food Cooperative on Bancroft Way for delicious and fresh local produce. Then head back to the Campanile for the BYO picnic featuring food day information and the Cal Golden Overtones

No registration required.

Tell your colleagues about Food Day
by posting this flyer in your office!




Put your legs to good use and support one of the following health causes. Raise awareness, fund research, help provide services and more, just by participating in a local walk campaign.

See the upcoming walks below and click on the links for more information:

Relay for Life of UC Berkeley - American Cancer Society
May 4, 2013 at Maxwell Field (Berkeley)

Race for the Cure - Susan G. Komen for the Cure
May 11, 2013 in Sacramento

Walk to End Alzheimer's - Alzheimer's Association
September 21, 2013 in San Francisco
October 12, 2013 in San Jose
October 19, 2013 in Petaluma

Out of the Darkness Community Walk - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
September 22, 2013 in San Francisco
October 19, 2013 in Oakland

Walk for PKD - Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation
Date TBA in San Francisco

Light the Night Walk - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
October 26, 2013 in Walnut Creek
Date TBA in San Fransisco

Fight for Air Walk - American Lung Association
April 13, 2013 in Bakersfield

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer - American Cancer Society
June 22, 2013 in Walnut Creek

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