International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Peter Kirk joins thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.


Event Details

October 2, 2019, before school from 8:40 - 9:00 AM


Plan to walk (or bike) to school a bit early to take part in Peter Kirk’s exciting Walk to School Day event. Show your school pride by wearing your Peter Kirk Fun Run shirt as you walk through your neighborhood to your new school.


The City of Kirkland also has two additional Walk and Bike to school events.


City Council Proclamation

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7:30 P.M at Kirkland City Hall

Families are invited to celebrate Walk and Bike to School Month during the City Council proclamation ceremony. Kids can get their picture taken with the City Council!


Kirkland Sustainability Summit

Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 2p-5p at Kirkland City Hall

Kirkland wants your ideas on how to encourage more families to walk, bike and bus to school. Come to the Sustainability Summit and share your ideas. This highly interactive discussion will not only cover how to encourage students to bike, walk, and bus to school, but includes tips on how to make your home more sustainable from solar panels to rain gardens and proper recycling techniques. You might even snag a free bag of compost!


If you're interested in attending, please RSVP to the City of Kirkland here: