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Registration Now Open for Walk to School Day 2015

WalkToSchoolDayRegistration is now open for the 19th annual Walk to School Day on October 7th, 2015. Families nationwide will come together on this day to celebrate more walkable and active communities. This annual event in the United States is a part of an international effort to celebrate the many benefits of walking and bicycling to school. Event registration reached a record high in 2014 with more than 4,700 registered U.S. events and participation is expected to rise once again in 2015.

Walk to School Day event registration is free and open to individuals and organizations holding an October event in the United States. Events that register on the Walk to School website, www.walkbiketoschool.org, will be displayed on an interactive U.S. map, where neighboring communities, media and other organizations can identify who is walking in their area.

Registering a Walk to School Day event provides organizers access to free, downloadable materials including stickers, certificates and customizable fliers. Registrants also receive a weekly e-newsletter for four weeks in September and October with tips and resources for organizing a Walk to School Day event.

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

For more information on Walk to School Day activities, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org. To see who walked in 2014, visit http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/who-walked/2014.