Walk to School Day is October 5!

Now is the time to start planning your event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5! Here are three ideas for building momentum in your community this fall leading up to Walk to School Day:

  • Register your event at walkbiketoschool.org to ensure your activities are counted as part of the nationwide movement for walking and bicycling.
  • Coordinate your event with the USDOT’s Mayor’s Challenge. Invite your mayor or elected official to join a walk to school on October 5 and show their support for safe streets and healthy, active kids!
  • Join the Office of the Surgeon General’s Walking Challenge. This two week challenge kicks off on October 5 and commemorates the one-year anniversary of Step It Up, the Surgeon General’s call to action on walking and walkability. More information coming soon!


Celebrate Walk to School Day and Earn Cash for your School with Fire Up Your Feet!
Is your school participating in Walk to School Day? Track your school’s participation with Fire Up Your Feet on October 5th for a chance to win the $500 Walk to School Day Award! This award will go to the school in each region with the highest percentage of parents, students and school staff that participate in Walk to School Day on October 5th. All entries must be submitted by Friday, October 7th. Register and track today!

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