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Walk to School Day

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Walk to School Day

October 8, 2014

International Walk to School Day is a global 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.

There are many different ways to show students, families and communities that walking or bicycling to school is a fun and feasible way to travel. In general, events are structured three ways.

1. Walk or bicycle from home
2. Designated starting points
3. Walk or bike AT school

Learn all the details and how you can participate by visiting the walkbiketoschool website!