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Several districts participate in National Walk to School Day

Posted at 5:48 AM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 06:48:39-04

TULSA - Across the nation Wednesday, families chose to walk to school instead of driving.

More than 200 students from 10 different Tulsa Public Schools walked at different times and from different locations for National Walk to School Day.

Many students walked from Sungate Pool to Salk Elementary, just as in years past.

Thousands of students from all 50 states take part every October, walking alongside teachers, school leaders, parents and community members.

Five schools in Rogers County took part this year.

Volunteers for Youth in Claremore headed up the event this year.

Jody Reiss with the organization said the event raises awareness for the need for safe walking and biking routes and encourages physical activity.

“Statistically speaking whenever a kid has the opportunity for physical activity they are set better to start their day and begin learning," Reiss said. "It kind of readies their mind for that.”

The students in Rogers County began their walk at five different locations a little after 7 a.m.

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