How do I plan a Walk to School Day Event?

How to Plan a Walk to School Day Event
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How to Plan a Walk to School Day Event
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1. Plan your event

Coordinating an event is easy. It can be as big or small as you’d like to make it. Download the planning guide, “How to Plan Walk to School Day” for ideas that are simple and easy to implement.

2. Promote your event

Be creative. Here are a few ideas:

  • Post your event on your school’s social media page. Use the hashtag #ImWalking.
  • Identify local media and send them a press release.
  • Make sure families know about the event through fliers, school newsletters or electronic notifications.

Visit the Customizable and Printable Resources page for templates of these materials and don’t forget to hang your banners and signs around your school.

3. Day of your event

Have fun! Reward students who walk to school with incentives like stickers and silicone bracelets found in your toolkit. Take lots of pictures! Share your pictures on social media using the hashtag, #ImWalking.

4. After your event

This is just the beginning to walking all year round! Contact us about starting a Walking School Bus program and for other fun ideas. Complete a short online survey that will be emailed to you so that we can improve year after year.

Need help planning your event? We can help!

Contact Maria Minaglia at (714) 834-6770 or

Page Last Updated: October 2, 2017