The Walk & Roll Challenge

The Walk & Roll Challenge is a fun, inter-school incentive competition coordinated each year by the COAST Safe Routes to School team. It’s evolved to a five-month challenge designed to encourage students to walk, bike, skate, scooter, bus or carpool to school more frequently throughout the school year.  In the 2018-2019 school year, 56 homeroom classes across 17 schools competed to see which class had the highest rate of participation the second 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 Director, Kim Stanley, before January to get involved!  The Walk & Roll Challenge is currently on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic school closures and in-person learning restrictions.

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 2018-2019 Walk & Roll Challenge:


This first chart above shows the overall Challenge results, with congratulations to Ann Marie Galbraith’s 4th grade class in 1st place (97%!) 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, Juri Holme’s 6th grade Foothill School class came in 1st 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.