School Kids Across Lakes Area Walk to School Today as Part of Walk to School Day
JT Thaden | Oct 7, 2020 AT 2:40 pm
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.