Walking and Rolling into Spring

There’s no better way to usher in Spring then to get active outdoors. May 10th is National Bike to School Day and schools around the country are celebrating the day, the week, or the month by participating in events that get kids walking, biking and rolling to school.

The Eugene-Springfield region is lucky to have a network of school communities that value the benefits of active transportation. This May, almost 30 elementary and middle schools in the 4J, Bethel and Springfield school districts will participate in the Walk+Roll Challenge. The Walk+Roll Challenge is a friendly, month-long competition aimed at encouraging more kids and families to walk, bike and roll to and from school. Participating schools are organizing activities and events that will challenge families to consider a car-free way to school.

Did I mention that participating schools are eligible to win cash awards and that the kids will have opportunities to win small and large incentives?

The Walk+Roll Challenge is organized by volunteers. If you’re interested in helping a school participate in the Walk+Roll Challenge, contact your school district’s SRTS Coordinator.

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