2007 International Walk to School Day marks record year

Children celebrated the 11th year of International Walk to School Day in record numbers with 2730 registered schools, and Walk to School events taking place in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Schools across the U.S. held a variety of different activities on Walk to School Day from bike rodeos to fun contests and activities in the classroom like puzzles and poster contests. Registered event organizers could also download a variety of resources from the Walk to School Web site such as banners and stickers to be used for their events.

Walk to School Day began in the U.S. with one school in Chicago in 1997 and has grown to more than 5,000 schools in the U.S. Worldwide, this year an estimated 4 million families and community leaders participated in 42 countries.

To view the names of registered schools that participated in Walk to School Day in the U.S., please visit us here. For a complete list of countries, please visit here. For photos of Walk to School activities from around the world, please visit the photos.