South Carolina Schools to Celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 10

South Carolina Schools to Celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 10
Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world that also celebrate walking to school and bring attention to pedestrian safety. .

SOUTH CAROLINA (WFXG)- South Carolina schools will be joining schools from around the world to again celebrate International Walk to School Day (iWalk) on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world that also celebrate walking to school and bring attention to pedestrian safety.

Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and teach children pedestrian safety skills. Events also emphasize the importance of increasing physical activity among children, reducing traffic congestion around schools, and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.

Students from across the state will be walking and rolling to school along with parents, teachers, and community leaders on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, and throughout the entire month of October. Almost 200 schools in South Carolina have already registered to participate with a variety of events, including Walk TO School and Walk AT School events at schools located where it is too far or unsafe to walk. Schools and communities can register events at www.walkbiketoschool.org.

A list of iWalk events that are already registered is available on the website as well. More schools are expected to register throughout October. Events are supported by South Carolina Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program.

Nationwide, more than 4,000 events are registered for International Walk to School Day 2018!

For additional information, please contact Rodney Oldham, South Carolina Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator at oldhamr@scdot.org.

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