San Mateo County students will join schools across the country and globe as they walk to school on October 6!
On October 6, nearly one third of San Mateo County School Districts will join schools from 40 countries around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day.
Students from Redwood City, San Carlos, Millbrae, Pacifica, Daly City, Brisbane, and Hillsborough will walk, skateboard and bike to school, alongside parents, teachers and community leaders. San Mateo County Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson will join students from the Redwood
City School District on the walk to school. She will award each district’s participation with a certificate of appreciation at a board meeting.
With obesity rates on the rise nationally, walking to school is a great way to get active and reverse the trend. This event will highlight the health and environmental benefits of walking to school and the importance of maintaining streets that are safe to pedestrians. International Walk to School Day will bring families, schools and community members together to take important steps to build
connections and maintain a healthy world.
In the United States, 5,000 schools plan to participate in International Walk to School Day. Events in San Mateo County are organized by local school districts, San Mateo County Health System, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, and the National Center for Safe Routes to School.
For additional information about Walk to School Day events in San Mateo County, contact
- Wale Adeniji, San Mateo County Public Health Educator
- (650) 573-2978,
For more information about International Walk to School Day, visit:
International Walk to School in the USA www.walktoschool.org
National Center for Safe Routes to School www.saferoutesinfo.org
International Walk to School www.iwalktoschool.org