Date set for 2014 event
From all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, 4,447 schools registered Walk to School Day events, setting a new participation record. To see which schools celebrated Walk to School Day 2013, go to www.walkbiketoschool.org/go/whos-walking/2013.
The incredible diversity of local Walk to School Day events—not to mention the sheer volume of events—is truly inspiring.
This year’s registration topped 2012’s record total of 4,281. Many more communities celebrated Walk to School Day, but didn’t register their event. Walk to School Day registration has grown every year
Other interesting registration facts:
Walk to School Day began in the US in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities. Today, thousands of schools across America and in more than 40 countries worldwide celebrate walking to school every October. The officially promoted Walk to School Day this year was Wednesday, October 9, but events took place throughout the month, even spilling into September and November.
Walk to School Day 2014 has been set for Wednesday, October 8, so mark your calendars and start planning for the next record-setting day! And for tips on walking to school through winter, check out our archived webinar, Making the Cold Cool: Keeping Your SRTS Program Going During the Winter.