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 October 5! Here are three ideas for building momentum in your community this fall leading up to Walk to School Day on October 5:
Walk to School Day Award
Any school in the country that participates in Walk to School Day on October 5 is eligible to win a $500 Walk to School Day award!
How to participate:
1. Create an account at Fire Up Your Feet. It's free!
2. Use a paper tracker, tally sheet, or another method to count the number of students that walk to school on October 5.
3. Log on to fireupyourfeet.org between October 5-9 and use the online activity tracker to record the number of students that walked.
All schools will be entered into a drawing and winners will be chosen at random. One $500 award will be given in each region: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, Metro Atlanta, Nevada, Oregon, SW Washington, Virginia, Washington DC. Additionally, one $500 award will be given to a school outside the Fire Up Your Feet sponsored regions.
More tips for a successful 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!
Sign-up for Active Schools Fundraising and create your team fundraising page within 20 minutes. Start fundraising now to purchase Walk to School Day awards, prizes, reflective products, and more! Promote your Walk to School Day event with local businesses, families, and community members to Raise More and Move More. Plus, take advantage of partner discounts from Dero and I’m Safe and a portion of proceeds support the Safe Routes to School National Partnership (or National Partnership).