Encouragement

Events and Ongoing Activities to Encourage Walking and Biking at Your School.

Walk to School Day Events  | Bike to School Day Events  | Monthly Walks with Your School |On-Going Activities

Walk to School Day Events

Bike to School Day Events

Monthly Walks with Your School

Participate in Walk and Roll to School Day events all year round by holding monthly themed walks with your school! Click on the coordinating flyer templates below to promote each walk at your school:

Ongoing Activities

Walking School Bus

Park and Walk Locations

Activity Item Tools

Free Activity Programs

  • PE Central's Log It Activity - Log It is a free pedometer step and mile recording program for kids 3rd grade and up. Students can virtually walk around the USA with their classmates, log up to 6 days back, enter up to 25,000 (12.5 miles) steps a day.
  • Boosterthon - The Boosterthon Fun Run is more than an elementary school fundraiser. It's more than a walk-a-thon. The Boosterthon Fun Run is fundraising and so much more.
  • Mighty Milers - Mighty Milers is a program that encourages children to run and walk. Students can set goals to complete 1-4 marathons over the course of the year. Students receive certificates and medals for achieving their goals! The program is free for schools with more than 50% of students receiving free or reduced lunch.
  • WalkJogRun.net - This website is a free resource for walking routes. If you are a parent looking to coordinate Walking School Bus routes, you can map your routes, form walking groups, and even download an app for your smart phone!
  • School Walk for Diabetes - The American Diabetes Association offers a program to help raise awareness about diabetes amongst your students. By planning a diabetes walk, your school will receive posters, flyers and educational curriculum to complement the event. The best part is that students receive "thank you" gifts from ADA, and if the total amount raised for ADA is greater than $1000, the school will receive 10% to put towards new P.E. equipment or supplies for the school nurse.
  • Divide the Ride - Encouraging carpooling will help decrease traffic congestion and make it safe for walkers and bikers! Check out this site to learn some tips on how to encourage and organize carpooling at your school.
  • ING Run for Something Better - ING and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education have teamed up to provide fitness program materials for schools looking to establish a running program. Their website offers training plans, running journals and distance logs.
  • Fuel Up To Play 60 - The National Dairy Council and National Football League (NFL) launched a youth-led fitness and wellness program in more than 60,000 American schools in the 2009-2010 school year. The program, Fuel Up To Play 60, focuses on ways to get an hour of physical activity every day and how to make healthier food choices. Participating schools receive resources to help them implement and personalize the program.
  • ACES: Take part in a 1-day nationwide or worldwide fitness event - Each May, children from the US and 50 other countries participate in the “world’s largest exercise class” to show their dedication to physical fitness. Project ACES — All Children Exercise Simultaneously — was founded by phys ed teacher Len Saunders more than 20 years ago, and since then he has launched two other exercise programs: PACES Day — Parents and Children Exercise Simultaneously — promotes family exercise on Saturdays, and Exercise US is a new program in which kids will participate in 10 hours of nonstop exercise on the same day, completed by participants in 15-minute segments.
  • Map-a-Route Mapping Tool -Map and share safe walking and bicycling routes to and from your school!