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. Read more about the international event here.
For Oregon schools, registration for the 2018 event will open in summer, with incentive ordering opening soon after. Incentives include stickers, temporary tattoos, pencils! Many more events, activities, training sessions, and development opportunities are available. For more information click here. We strongly encourage schools to have students Walk+Roll for the month of October. Your school can choose to participate one day, one week, one day over multiple weeks, or the entire month.