National Hike With A Geek Day

When you first hear the name of the holiday National Hike With A Geek Day, it might sound kind of funny. In fact, many people will wonder what the name means and what purpose this holiday serves. However, once you find out what it’s all about, it seems really simple. The purpose of this holiday is to encourage gamers, IT professionals, and other people who spend most of their time in front of a computer screen to get up, head outdoors, and get some physical activity. No matter how sedentary a person is, they can walk around outdoors for a little while and enjoy this holiday on June 20th every year.

Facts About Hiking

We wanted to list some cool facts about hiking to go along with this holiday, and we think that we’ve hit the jackpot. We’ve found some interesting hiking facts that just about anyone will enjoy, so let’s take a quick look at them before continuing with this holiday.

  • Hiking is the 4th most popular activity in the U.S.
  • There are 24 different types of hiking trails.
  • The Appalachian Trail is visited by 2 million people every year.

Observing National Hike With A Geek Day

National Hike With A Geek Day is a good day for office managers to organize a field trip out to the trails for their office workers and IT staff. Since studies have shown that sitting for long periods is harmful to a person’s health, this is a good day for people to get up and get some exercise. Before hitting the trails, however, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalHikeWithAGeekDay on your social media accounts to spread the word to anyone else who might not be getting the exercise they need.

When is it?
This year (2024)
June 20 Thursday
Next year (2025)
June 20 Friday
Last year (2023)
June 20 Tuesday
Activity & Action