Students, Families Encouraged to Participate in Walking Wednesdays This Year

News Release
September 21, 2020

Students and families are being encouraged to take part in weekly Walking Wednesdays during the 2020-21 school year to help promote mental and physical health. Despite the virtual start to the school year, the Safe Routes to School office will be promoting Walking Wednesdays throughout the year, with a different theme each month.

October’s Walking Wednesday will take place on October 7, which is also Walk to School Day. Participants are encouraged to walk in their neighborhoods; families, schools, and neighborhoods can register their participation online for Walk to School Day.

Walking Wednesdays will provide a boost of energy for students and an opportunity for neighbors to greet each other and reconnect at a safe social distance along with physical benefits.  

Walking Wednesdays are a county-wide initiative in partnership with the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Move Your Way and Healthy Strides campaigns. Inova Fairfax and the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax also support the campaign. 

FCPS plans to create a Walking Wednesdays Facebook page where parents and students can post photos of their Wednesday walks.

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For more information, contact Sally Smallwood at sbsmallwood@fcps.edu.