Walk+Roll to School October

International Walk+Roll to School Day 2019 events will take place on Wednesday, October 2. (Note: this year’s date is earlier in the month to avoid any scheduling conflicts with the Yom Kippur observance) 

Registration is open! Please visit this page to register or to update your school's registration. You can see who's registered already here. To remove a school that's no longer participating from this list, please email lindsay@thestreettrust.org

Incentive ordering is open! Please visit our ordering page to order free incentives for your school after you've registered to participate in International Walk+Roll to School Day. Incentives include stickers, temporary tattoos, reflective shoelaces, and pencils! Schools in Portland, Tigard, Bend, Hillsboro, Eugene, and Springfield - please see your local Safe Routes websites to register and receive incentives. To get connected with your local SRTS coordinator, email lindsay@thestreettrust.org.

Our 2018 Walk+Roll to School Day saw 287 Oregon schools register and participate! We heard from teachers, parents, Safe Routes to School coordinators and enthusiasts from around the state about their Walk+Roll to School celebrations.

Join our Facebook group to get in on the conversation and share ideas and successes with other school champions.

Walk + Roll
More information on Walk+Roll to School Day:

International Walk+Roll to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and rolling to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event and over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record-breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October. This event takes place on the first full week of October each year and we offer free incentives such as stickers, temporary tattoos, and pencils to give to students at your event.

We strongly encourage schools to have students Walk+Roll for the month of October in order to encourage healthy habits that will continue all year long. Your school can choose to participate one day, one week, one day over multiple weeks, or the entire month.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors: Safe Routes to School National PartnershipOregon Department of TransportationOregon Safe Routes to SchoolNew Seasons MarketShowers Pass, and Oregon Screen Impressions.

Walk+Roll May Challenge

The Walk+Roll May Challenge is a friendly, month-long event aimed at encouraging more kids and families to walk, bike and roll to and from school and throughout their neighborhoods. The Challenge is hosted by The Street Trust with support from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, our sponsors, and other partners.

May Challenge

Registration for the 2020 May Challenge event will open in winter.

May 6, 2020 is National Bike to School Day and many schools choose to hold a big Walk+Roll May Challenge celebration that day! Other schools host events all month long. The May Challenge can be celebrated however works best for your students. 

Incentive ordering will open in winter.

Remember to send us stories, pictures, and tracking info from your event to enter our raffle for extra prizes! Raffle entry information will be posted in winter.

Check out the resources below for tips, curriculum, and your free coordinator packet that includes: tips and resources for promoting the event; organizing parent volunteers; and how to procure local prizes. Be sure to also join our Facebook group for the latest Walk+Roll news and tips! New for 2019: we have two types of posters, one that's pre-filled and an editable version to customize for your events! See both below in our Resources section.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors: Safe Routes to School National PartnershipOregon Department of TransportationOregon Safe Routes to SchoolNew Seasons MarketShowers Pass, and Oregon Screen Impressions.

Walk+Roll Resources

It’s easy to get other families at your school excited about walking, biking and rolling. Challenge your school community to be more active, healthy, sustainable AND fun! After you register your school for the Walk+Roll May Challenge or Walk+Roll to School Day in October, check the list below to find tips for how to organize a great event. Sign up for the Safe Routes to School Network to stay updated and find out what other parents, teachers, and Safe Routes to School coordinators are doing to get students walking, biking and rolling in their communities. Below are helpful resources to make your Walk+Roll programs run smoothly and easily.