Walk or Bike To School Day

South Pasadena students participate in National Walk or Bike to School Day

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PHOTO: Cecilia Alva | SouthPasadenan.com | SPFD firefighters Justin Miller and Anthony Corrao pass out Walk to School Day water bottles

National Walk to School Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday in October and in South Pasadena that meant even more than the usual pedestrians and cyclists made their way to our five campuses on Wednesday. It’s a day to get out and get some exercise while enjoying the weather and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for it; blue skies and a perfect 70 degrees!

PHOTO: Cecilia Alva | SouthPasadenan.com | The whole family, including the dogs, getting into the act

The goal of this day is to raise awareness and support for the health, community and environmental benefits of regularly walking or biking to school.

At Monterey Hills Elementary, South Pasadena firefighters Justin Miller and Anthony Carrao were on hand to pass out custom water bottles to the arriving walkers.

PHOTO: Cecilia Alva | SouthPasadenan.com | Walkers arrive for school at Monterey Hills Elementary
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HOW TO OBSERVE

Walk to school or work. Enjoy the weather. Take photos and post on social media using #walktoschoolday.

PHOTO: Cecilia Alva | SouthPasadenan.com | Cool water bottles given out by the City of South Pasadena

HISTORY

Organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America, Walk to School Day in the USA began in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities.

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