Last week on October 5th, thousands of kids, parents, teachers, and community members participated in the 20th Anniversary of International Walk to School Day.
Students celebrated Walk to School Day at Morrow Elementary School in Georgia and Gilbert Park Elementary School in Oregon.
To mark this special occasion, all schools that logged Walk to School Day activity on the Fire Up Your Feet website for 20 or more participants were entered in a drawing to win a $500 Walk to School Day Award. Congratulations to the winners:
Linda Vista Elementary School, San Diego, CA
KIPP DC Quest Academy, Washington, DC
Hampton Elementary School, Hampton, GA
Rolling Knolls Elementary School, Anapolis, MD
Nate Mack Elementary School, Henderson, NV
Waterman Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA
George C Marshall Elementary School, Vancouver, WA
Woodmere Elementary School, Portland, OR
Martinez Elementary School, Colorado Springs, CO
Oakwood Elementary School, Oakwood, TX
More than 4,000 schools nationwide participated in Walk to School Day this year, including seasoned veterans and first-timers. Here are just a few stories from schools that joined the celebration.
"It was KIPP DC Quest Academy’s first year competing in the challenge. Physical activity Champion Damon Kinloch wanted to bring a tradition of being smart, fit, and healthy to the school and this challenge has helped get things moving. The school was able to get students interested in the challenge by creating a competition between classes."
"New Market Elementary School held its 1st Walk & Bike to School Day in several years on October 5th. The NMES PTA invited the Frederick County Sheriff's Department to attend and teach walkers about pedestrian safety. A representative from a local bike shop taught students about bike safety. About 100 students and a dozen parents participated!"
"George C. Marshall Elementary did not let a little rain stop their Walk to School Day celebration. 138 Marshall students, parents, and staff celebrated Walk to School Day on October 5th!"
In Fire Up Your Feet regions, schools are still eligible to win additional cash awards throughout the month, so please keep tracking your activity!