International Walk to School Day


South Carolina achieved the highest participation rate in the nation for International Walk to School Day from 2012 to 2016 and set a statewide record in 2015! Let’s continue to build on that success in 2017!



Schools all over the world participate in International Walk to School Day, which typically occurs on the first Wednesday of the first full week in October. International Walk to School Day 2017 will take place on Wednesday, October 4th.


Register your event hereSign up for our newsletter to stay informed on all things related to International Walk to School Day, including when event registration will be open. If your school and community can not celebrate the event on the official day, don’t worry! October is Walk to School Month, so any event held in October counts as an International Walk to School Day event. With that in mind, mark your calendar and start planning with these great resources.


In 2015, South Carolina finished among the top 3 states in the United States for the number of International Walk to School Day events, trailing only California and Florida, which have much larger populations.  South Carolina also set a new all-time state International Walk to School Day participation record, with 343 events registered (previous record was 336 events in 2014) and 1 in every 3 elementary and middle schools participating.


Click here to learn more about 2015’s statewide success! See below for a map of schools that have participated in International Walk to School Day since 2004.


International Walk to School Day Participation—2004 to Present