School Kids Across Lakes Area Walk to School Today as Part of Walk to School Day

School Kids Across Lakes Area Walk to School Today as Part of Walk to School Day Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - Thousands of schools across the country are celebrating Walk to School Day, today.

The one-day event, which began in 1997 encourages students to walk and bike to school, but Karen Nitzkorski with Partnership 4 Health says because of the covid-19 pandemic, this year's event will encompass the entire week, "We're calling it Walk to School week and during the pandemic we've seen a lot more people out walking. We want to continue to encourage families to get out and walk to school."

Over time, the event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October.

Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states – will participate in walking or biking to school.

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