Walk+Roll to School October


International Walk+Roll to School Day 2018 event will take place on Wednesday, October 10.

Registration for the October Walk+Roll to School Day event is now open! To see if your school is already registered, click here. If your school needs to register or update their information, click here to fill out our form for International Walk+Roll to School Day. To remove your school from the list if your school is not participating, please email [email protected].

Order incentives here! Incentives include stickers, temporary tattoos, and pencils! Schools in Portland, Tigard, Beaverton, Eugene, and Springfield do not need to order incentives as their Safe Routes to School staff will deliver incentives to them directly. To get connected with your SRTS coordinator, email [email protected].

Our 2017 Walk+Roll to School Day saw over 295 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.

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 Partnership, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Safe Routes to School, New Seasons Market, Showers Pass, and Oregon Screen Impressions.

Walk+Roll May Challenge

The Walk+Roll May Challenge is a friendly, month-long competition 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.

Registration for our 2019 event will open in the winter. Incentive ordering will open in early spring.

New for 2018: tracking will be entirely optional and winners will be decided via a raffle. Your school can also earn a second raffle entry by sharing stories, pictures, and quotes from your event. Tracking and stories may be shared here. Please submit all tracking information by Monday, June 4 for entry into the raffle!

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!

Thank you to our partners and sponsors: Safe Routes to School National Partnership, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Safe Routes to School, New Seasons Market, Showers 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.


Useful Links