Registration Open for 2008 International Walk to School Events

CHAPEL HILL, NC — Registration is open for 2008 International Walk to School, an international event where communities from over 40 countries join together to walk and bicycle to school. Walk to School Day is October 8, 2008.

Registration is free and available to individuals or organizations holding a Walk to School event in the US. To register a Walk to School event, please visit www.walktoschool.org/register. Registered schools will be displayed on an interactive U.S. map on the U.S. Walk to School Web site, where neighboring communities, media and other organizations will be able to view participating schools.

By registering, Walk to School organizers have access to a variety of downloadable materials, including certificates, templates for printing stickers and a frequent walker punch card. Registrants can also subscribe to receive a weekly Walk to School e-newsletter with tips and resources on holding a Walk to School event.

For more information on Walk to School activities in the U.S., please visit www.walktoschool.org. To see photos from last year’s event, please visit www.iwalktoschool.org/photos/index.htm

The National Center for Safe Routes to School of the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center serves as the national coordinating agency for Walk to School activities in the U.S. For more information, please visit www.saferoutesinfo.org.

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