International Walk to School Day - October
Wed, Oct 5, 2022

International Walk to School Day

National Walk to School Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday of October. Autumn is a great time for walking! Participants of the holiday refuse to travel by transport, get together and go to their destination on foot, combining fun with useful!


National Day was first held in the UK in the early 90s, then in 1997 in North America. The organization “Active and safe routes to school” was formed and began to hold thematic events in schools. Since then, people have been inspired by the idea and thank the organizers for helping to save the environment and stay healthy. At the moment, the world record belongs to the schools of Virginia – more than 386 events are held here!

Walking is often underestimated as running is the best exercise to keep fit. This can be compared to slow running: you can quickly get tired after running a certain distance, or you can walk it slowly, thoughtfully, but for a longer period. Some authoritative studies say that the effect will be almost equivalent. Also, walking is the most natural, simple and affordable health tool imaginable!

Interesting facts

7 facts that convince you to walk more:

  1. Reduces the risk of diabetes.
  2. Muscle tone is maintained – more than 200 different groups are involved in the lesson!
  3. It has a beneficial effect on the condition of the ligaments and joints.
  4. The brain “reboots”, anxiety and a depressing mood go away (the “happiness” hormone is produced).
  5. The blood is saturated with oxygen – the risk of blood clots and cardiovascular diseases is reduced.
  6. Digestive processes return to normal.
  7. Youth, freshness and beauty are preserved!

How to celebrate

Convinced? Check in practice – go not only on this date, but as often as possible. There are many interesting things to see along the way: take photos and share them with others. Invite friends and acquaintances, participate in events in your city, help organizations in promotion.

When is International Walk to School Day celebrated in 2022?

International Walk to School Day is observed on the first Wednesday in October each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday October 5 2022
Wednesday October 4 2023
Wednesday October 2 2024
Wednesday October 1 2025
Wednesday October 7 2026

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