International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. 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. Peter Kirk joins thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.
October 3, 2018, before school from 8:20 – 9:00 AM
Plan to walk (or bike) to school a bit early to take part in Peter Kirk’s exciting Walk to School Day event. Show your school pride by wearing your Peter Kirk Fun Run shirt as you walk through your neighborhood to school. Ped Bee along with a Kirkland fire truck and police car will be at Peter Kirk to greet students as they arrive by foot to school. Place a sticker on the neighborhood map indicating where you walked from in exchange for a special prize (compliments of the City of Kirkland and State of Washington).
Why participate? Walking (and biking) helps to develop healthier habits. Reducing car trips reduces congestion and air pollution leading to a cleaner environment. More walkers (and bikers) commuting to school encourages support for infrastructure improvements, such as building sidewalks, in Kirkland. And walking (and biking) together helps to build an even stronger Peter Kirk community. Plus, it’s just downright FUN!