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National Walk to School Day

Walk To School Day - First Wednesday in October

NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY

The first Wednesday in October makes a perfect time to celebrate National Walk to School Day. Not only does the day encourage getting some exercise, but the weather is perfect for walking to school, too.

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise. It isn’t hard on our joints and feet like running and jogging but still gives us all the advantages.

The goal of this day is to raise awareness and support for the health, community and environmental benefits of regularly walking or biking to school.

HOW TO OBSERVE #WalkToSchoolDay

Walk to school or work. Enjoy the weather. Take photos and post on social media using #WalkToSchoolDay.

NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY HISTORY

Organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America, Walk to School Day in the USA began in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities.

DATES:
2 October 2019
7 October 2020
6 October 2021
5 October 2022
4 October 2023
2 October 2024
1 October 2025
7 October 2026
6 October 2027
4 October 2028
3 October 2029

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