Walk to School Day

What is Walk to School Day?

International Walk to School Day is an event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

Why Walk?

  • Get much needed physical activity
  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Enhance sense of community in neighborhoods
  • Improve safety and awareness
  • Reduce pollution
  • IT'S FUN!

Check out these resources to help you plan a Walk to School event!