Several Richmond Public Schools throughout the city will join children and adults across Virginia and around the world by participating in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 2nd. Greater Richmond Fit4Kids is the organizer for events at seven elementary schools, through the Richmond Safe Routes to School Program.
At these schools, Barack Obama, Chimborazo, Fairfield Court, Ginter Park, Mary Munford, Oak Grove-Bellemeade, and Woodville, students and their families, along with teachers and volunteers will walk or bicycle to school. All students arriving to school by active transport at their normal school start time will receive a prize. Each school may have additional events to celebrate Walk to School Day as well.
Other schools throughout the city may also participate, joining Virginia schools across the state who are holding Walk to School Day events. International Walk to School Day is held annually, the first week in October, and is designed to generate awareness and interest in walking and biking to school.
For additional local information, please contact Tara FitzPatrick, Safe Routes to School Coordinator at 540-848-1119.