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About Walk to School Day

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

Walk to School Day 2016 is scheduled for October 5.

Mark your Calendars! The Walk to School Day dates for 2017, 2018 and 2019 have been set:

Walk to School Day 2017 - October 4, 2017

Walk to School Day 2018 - October 10, 2018

Walk to School Day 2019 - October 2, 2019 (Note: this year’s date is earlier in the month to avoid any scheduling conflicts with the Yom Kippur observance)

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