The Walk & Roll Challenge
The Walk & Roll Challenge is a fun, inter-school incentive competition coordinated each year by COAST Safe Routes to School. It’s a five-month challenge designed to encourage students to walk, bike, skate, scooter, bus or carpool to school more frequently throughout the school year. Homeroom classes across more than 15 schools compete to see which class has the highest rate of participation the first Wednesdays in January thru May, culminating on National Bike to School Day! If you’re a local teacher and not already part of the Walk & Roll Challenge, consider adding your class and promote fun, healthy and earth-friendly ways to get to school! Contact our Safe Routes to School coordinator, Kim Stanley, before January to get involved!
To enter your school’s Walk & Roll Participation totals and to view Challenge results, go to our
‘Walk & Roll School Performance Tracking’ site here.
To download our Tip Sheet for Walk & Roll Champions, visit our ‘Get Involved At Your School’ Page.
Here are the results of the 2016 Walk & Roll Challenge (January thru May):
This first chart above shows the overall Challenge results, with congratulations to Ann Marie Galbraith’s 5th grade class in 1st place (100%!) and Jim Wright’s 6th grade class in 2nd place, both from Monroe School.
This second chart depicts the results of students who specifically used ‘active transportation’ (walking, biking, skate, scooter, etc.) to get to school. Here, Foothill School won big with Juri Holmes’ 6th grade class in 1st place, and Nora Antenore’s 5th grade class in 2nd place.
COAST would like to give special recognition to Foothill School and their Walk & Roll coordinator, Kathy Stassforth, for organizing a stellar Walk & Roll program, not only for participating in COAST’s Walk & Roll Challenge, but for their own very successful weekly Walk & Roll program as well! Read more about Foothill School’s Walk & Roll superpowers in this COAST article.
And for more Walk & Roll fun, watch this informative video from Franklin School’s 2012 Walk to School Day festivities: