VIDEO: Northern Michigan Walks To School Day

We love this video by our friends at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan from last year.

Northern Michigan Walks to School Day is a community-wide, multi-school celebration. It’s a day for taking bold, strong steps to get to school and is part of the National Walk To School Day. This year, Northern Michigan Walks to School Day is next Wednesday, October 7.

Last year, over 1100 students from across Northern Michigan walked to school on the annual event. 2020 is throwing us a few curveballs, but we still believe that walking to school deserves a celebration. This year, we invite you to participate anyway possible. If you are attending school virtually, you can still count by including a walk as part of your school day. If you’re going to school, we invite you to organize your own class or a small pod to meet up and walk to school. Park and Strolls totally count. And, as always, if you’re taking the school bus, that stroll to the bus stop counts as well.

This year we will once again award The Most Walk-tastic to the school that shines the brightest. The 2019 recipient was Northport Public School. The award goes to the school with the most students walking on Walk to School Day.

Help Your School be The Most Walk-tastic


Northern Michigan Walk to School Day is made possible with generous support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganTBA Credit Union, and Traverse City Track Club. In addition to the 1000’s of students, over two dozen schools across Northern Michigan participated in the 2019 event. There is no age requirement. Everyone from pre k to 12th grade, including teachers, staff, and principals are welcome to join the walk.