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Walk to School Day

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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.




Bring Walk to School Day to Your Campus

International Walk to School Day is coming up! More than ever, it’s a great idea 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 begin the day with enthusiasm. Walk to School Day also builds connections between students, families, and their environment.

It encourages safety

It's an opportunity to teach and reinforce safe walking behavior while bonding as a family. 

It promotes physical activity

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

It is good for learning

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

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 neighborhood. Parents enjoy driving less.

Ready to host Walk to School Day?

  • First, register your school. Registration takes about five minutes to complete: Click Here to Register 
  • Second, visit our planning page.
  • Third, download the materials on this page! All materials are in either PDF or Word format. The PDF format is high resolution for better printing results.

Contact Rebecca Miller for help with registration, planning your event, and acquiring toolkit materials: or (714) 834-6610.

Updated: August 18, 2023

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