Spotlight on: Walk to School 2010

Registration is now open for Walk to School 2010, an international event where communities from over 40 countries join together to walk and bicycle to school. International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

Registration is free and available to individuals and/or organizations holding a 2010 Walk to School event in the U.S. Events that register on the Walk to School website, www.walktoschool.org/register, will be displayed on an interactive U.S. map on the website, where neighboring communities, media and other organizations can identify who is walking in their area. In 2009, Walk to School participation reached a record high of 3,369 registered events.

Registering a Walk to School event provides organizers access to a variety of downloadable materials, including event ideas, certificates, flyers and a frequent walker punch card. Registrants can also subscribe to receive a weekly e-newsletter for six weeks in September and October with tips and resources on holding a Walk to School event.

For more information on Walk to School activities in the U.S., visit www.walktoschool.org. To view 2009 photos, visit www.iwalktoschool.org/photos/index.htm.

The National Center for Safe Routes to School serves as the national coordinating agency for Walk to School activities in the U.S. For more information, visit www.saferoutesinfo.org.