Record-breaking! World Walking Day 2023, Uniting the Global Sport for All Movement


Record-breaking! World Walking Day 2023, Uniting the Global Sport for All Movement

03 October 2023

TAFISA is happy to share the incredible success of World Walking Day – 24 Hours Around the Globe this year!

On October 1st, the global Sport for All Movement family united at 10 am local time, creating history by participating in the largest and most diverse event of its kind. World Walking Day 2023 brought together individuals and communities from all walks of life, transcending borders, time zones, and cultures. With over 380,000 participants representing 91 countries, the baton was passed to each other, not only symbolizing unity but also sharing their cherished causes and passions.


The following countries were represented: 
Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Eswatini, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Macao, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

See what happened around the globe and relive World Walking Day - 24 Hours Around the Globe 2021 in our Flickr album: This initiative aims to preserve the memories of World Walking Day 2023, allowing participants to revisit the enthusiasm, passion, and unity that marked this historic event. You can also check out the event on our Instagram Story highlight here!

World Walking Day 2023 - 24 Hours Around the Globe

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to every participant, organiser, and supporter who made this event a resounding triumph. Your dedication to a healthier, more united world inspires us all, and together, we look forward to the next World Walking Day, where we'll once again come together to make history and strengthen the bonds that connect us across the globe!