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Walktober and Other Walk To School Events

Feet First is involved in Safe Routes to School events by building and nurturing programs across the State of Washington. Along with implementing our own grants, we also facilitate networking and resource sharing among individuals, schools and communities.

 

Walktober

October is Walktober! Every year, schools around the country and world celebrate International Walk to School Day and Walktober by organizing events to encourage more students and families to walk to school. Formerly known as IWALK, October 2014 saw 4,447 schools register events in the United States and over 40 countries participate worldwide.

 

Walktober events promote health, safety and community by reminding us all about the joys and benefits found through the simple act of walking to school.

Walktober events can take many forms, from one day activities to month long campaigns, and are often a springboard for larger Safe Routes to School programs. Walktober celebrations promote health, safety and community by reminding us all about the joys and benefits found through the simple act of walking to school.

 

Check out the Feet First Walktober Planning Blog to plan your event and download resources and materials!

Safe Routes to School Brochure in English or Spanish (Contact Feet First for versions in Vietnamese, Chinese, and Somali)

 

Additional information and access to information can be found at walkbiketoschool.org.

 

Meet the Feet First Walktober (formerly IWALK) Schools

 

Schools from around the state have found creative and inspiring ways to get more families walking. Check out these accounts of IWALK participants from years past:

 

IWALK Challenge Winners 2012

IWALK Challenge Winners 2013

Inspiration from Across the State Part I

Inspiration from Across the State Part II