2017/10/04 08:00:00

until Walk to School Day 2017!

wtsd-logoWalk to School Day (W2SD) is an international event celebrated each year in October. This annual event began in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America, to encourage walkable communities and has grown to an international event that takes place in over 40 countries world-wide. In Michigan, thousands of students participate in W2SD events at their local schools and last year over 300 schools participated. 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, and is a fun way to spend time with your child, grandchild, or other special young person in your life!

Interested in joining the fun again or for the first time? You can participate anytime during the year, you don’t need a special day! BUT – if you’d like to participate in Walk to School Day 2017, it will take place on October 4th, 2017.

The 2017 Walk to School Day Theme is: TBD

Check the list of registered schools for 2016.

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL TODAY and download the Walk to School Day Toolkit to start planning your event. The toolkit includes:

  • W2SD Ideas
  • W2SD Classroom Ideas
  • How to Plan a W2SD Event
  • How to Plan a W2SD Event in 7 Days
  • Flyer
  • Invitation Letter

  • Parent Permission Slip
  • Press Release
  • Social Media Posts
  • FAQ’s
  • Photo Release Form

Visit the official Walk/Bike to School website for many more resources, including event ideas, planning tips, templates for flyers and press releases, talking points, and more.

For additional questions about Walk to School Day, please contact Katie Johnson, Safe Routes to School Grants Manager.