Monday, September 30, 2013

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Walk to School Day on October 9 - Organize an Event or Take Part in One at a Neighborhood School

Looking for a healthy way to start the day? Join thousands of students, parents and community members throughout Montgomery County in celebrating the simple act of walking or bicycling to school on International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 9. Last year, 47 schools in the County participated.

International Walk to School Day was founded in 1997 as a way to bring community leaders and children together to promote more walkable communities, safer streets for walking and biking, healthier habits and cleaner air. Those who would like to participate but live too far from school to walk may choose to drive part of the distance, park and walk the rest of the way.

This year, the County’s focus school for the event will be Kensington Parkwood Elementary School, 4710 Saul Road in Kensington.

For more information about Walk to School Day or organizing an event at a local school, email Nadji Kirby or visit the County’s website.