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Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 4, 2023! Or, celebrate on another day in October that works for your school. Then, walk with purpose all year long.

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Bring Walk to School Day to Your Campus

International Walk to School Day is a great way for families to be active together. Get your school ready for this event with a free toolkit. Then, keep the momentum going and promote walking to school all year round!

Why start the school day with a walk?
It is FUN!

Starting your school day with a walk is an opportunity for students and families to begin the day with enthusiasm. Walk to School Day also builds connections among students, families, and their environment.

It encourages safety

Walk to School Day is an opportunity to teach and reinforce safe walking behavior. 

It promotes physical activity

Starting the school day with a walk is one of the easiest ways to get the daily physical activity that kids need to be healthy. 

It is good for learning

Research shows that walking helps with overall learning (Source: Active Living Research). Students start the school day alert and ready.

It helps reduce traffic congestion

More kids on foot with their families means fewer cars on the road. Fewer cars on the road results in less traffic congestion around the school zone and in the neighborhood.

Ready to host Walk to School Day? Let’s Get Started!

Updated: October 30, 2023

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