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Walk to School Day
On October 9, 2013, thousands of students, parents and volunteers will walk, bicycle, and roll to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day. Walk to School Day is an annual event celebrated in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Walk to School Day:
- Encourages physical fitness and healthy habits
- Heightens awareness of traffic, safety and environmental concerns around schools
- Is an environmentally-friendly and inexpensive activity
- Helps kick-off a community-wide Safe Routes to School initiative
- Is a fun way to spend time with your child, grandchild, or other special young person in your life!
Register your school for Walk to School Day and your school will receive:
► Recognition as an International Walk to School Day participant
► Free Walk to School Day materials including stickers and a certificate for the school
► Assistance connecting with local officials about your Walk to School Day event
► The opportunity to showcase your event on Michigan’s Safe Routes to School website.
Not sure if your school is registered? View the list of registered schools.
Walk to School Day Resources
► Download materials you can customize, including flyers, invitations, permission forms, press releases and more.
► View classroom activities you can share with your students.
► Download pedestrian and bicycle safety activities and handouts
► Explore other ways you can get your school involved.
► Learn answers to some frequently asked questions about Walk to School Day.
► Fill out a post-event response form and share stories from your event.
► Complete a Safe Routes to School Photo Release form and email photos to the Michigan Fitness Foundation for inclusion in SR2S educational materials.
► Read Walk to School Day success stories from around the state.
► Visit the official International Walk to School Day in the USA website for many more resources, including event ideas, planning tips, templates for flyers and press releases, talking points, and more.
NOTE: International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 9, 2013. If October 9 does not work for your school, simply choose an alternate date for your walk. The entire month of October is Walk to School Month!
For additional questions about Walk to School Day, please contact Linda Patrick, Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator at (517) 908-3830, firstname.lastname@example.org.