This year on Wednesday, October 4, schools across San Francisco (and around the world) will participate in this global celebration, which has exploded in popularity since its inception in 1997.
Don’t miss out, register your school today!
Walk & Roll to School Day now takes place with students from over 40 countries around the world, walking or rolling to school. While 40% of San Francisco elementary school students live within walking distance of school, only 27% of students take the short journey. No matter what day of the year it is, if you have a child, don’t miss the chance to reap the many benefits of walking to school.
Most importantly, studies have shown children who walk to school enjoy both key health benefits and academic advantages, as well as getting more quality bonding time with parents. Additionally, the sense of independence a child feels by walking to school will help build self-confidence and give them a sense of accomplishment.
In 2016, Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Tang, along with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Director Ed Reiskin, San Francisco Recreation & Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg, San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Myong Leigh, Police Chief Toney Chaplin, Police Commander O’Sullivan, and San Francisco County Transportation Authority Director Tilly Chang, celebrated this fun and educational event at Dianne Feinstein School.
Last year, nearly 95 schools and 13,000 elementary school students took part in this fun, citywide event, bringing the participation to rate to over 85% of San Francisco Unified School District public schools (note: participation is open to both public and private schools in San Francisco).
Kick off a healthy life-long habit by participating in Walk & Roll to School Day, then consider walking on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Remember, giveaway supplies are limited – register your school today.
Walk & Roll to School Day 2017 presented by:
Special thanks to 2017 Walk & Roll to School Day Sponsors: