Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge

Walk, Ride, and Roll to School

Active transportation for students and money for schools

Walk, Ride, and Roll to School is an awareness campaign implemented by the iCommute SchoolPool program and Safe Routes to School initiative. The purpose of this campaign is to increase the number of children who walk, bike, carpool, or take transit to school; to raise awareness of the benefits of more active forms of transportation; and to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety.

• It’s FREE and offers transportation solutions when bus funding is limited and gas prices are high
• Improves children’s health – increased physical activity can help combat childhood obesity 
• Gives parents a chance to connect with their kids while walking or biking to school 
• Improves air quality and the environment 
• Helps schools and districts meet their green goals
• Encourages safer environments around school zones – less traffic congestion can improve safety
• Instills healthy habits in children’s commute decisions
• Free safety materials and classes for students and parents
• Schools have the chance to win up to $1,000 for classroom supplies

The Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge and Walk and Bike to School Day take place in October. See the registration form or scroll down for details. 

SchoolPool and Walk, Ride, and Roll registration is now open for the 2014-2015 school year. See a list of participating schools. To participate in the week-long challenge, K-12 schools within San Diego County must enroll in SchoolPool and promote the program to parents. iCommute will provide marketing materials, incentives, and support. For more information, please refer to the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge Guidelines.

Only school administrators may register for this campaign. If you are a school administrator, please enroll in SchoolPool by September 10, 2014 and check the appropriate boxes. If you are an interested parent, please share this information and encourage your school to register.

Help your school win up to $1,000! Once your school is registered, get ready for the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge: October 6 – 10 for traditional school schedules, and October 13 – 17 for year-round school schedules. In honor of International Walk to School Day, schools participating in the challenge may hold a Walk and Bike to School Day event on Wednesday, October 8. SANDAG will provide free event supplies and resources; register early as supplies are limited. If your school is not in session during the designated weeks, please email schoolpool@sandag.org to review options after you submit the registration form.

Throughout the weeklong challenge, schools  receive points for children’s walk, bike, carpool, or public transit trips to school. Schools will receive one point for every alternative commute trip logged by parents in TripTracker on iCommuteSD.com. Scooters, skates, and skateboards count too. The school with the largest percentage of participation will win! First place wins $1,000 for school supplies; second place gets $750; third place receives $500. All Walk, Ride, and Roll to School trips must be logged by Friday, October 24, 2014. Along with cash prizes for the winning schools, parents who log their child(ren)’s trips during the challenge and throughout the school year also have a chance to win prizes from iCommute every month! 

For more information on the SchoolPool program, or the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge, email schoolpool@sandag.org, or call 511 and say "SchoolPool." 

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