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Home Education School Walk to School Day planned for Oct. 9

Walk to School Day planned for Oct. 9

WalkToSchoolDay HomepageMapTomorrow, Oct. 9, is International Walk to School Day so plan on walking the distance to school with your kids!

Organized by the Partnership for a Walkable American, Walk to School Day began in the United States in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities. In 2000, the event became international when the UK and Canada joined with the USA for the first International Walk to School Day. Eventually, the whole month of October became Walk to School Month.

Over time, the event has been part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration — with record-breaking participation — each October.

Encouraging children to walk to school is a way to instill the active habits that contribute to a lifelong healthy lifestyle. It also gives parents a chance to spend time with their children and socialize with other parents and neighbors.

For details on the event including help mapping a safe route to school visit the Walk to School Day website. To upload your #WalkToSchoolDay story and photos visit the Walk to School Day Facbook page




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