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Oct. 3 Is national walk-to-school day!

MICHIGAN — With increasing efforts to get people walking to and from their nearby destinations each day, what better place to start with young minds at schools across the country?

This Oct. 3, schools across the United States will encourage their young pupils to walk to and from school. Part of an ongoing effort from the National Center for Safe Routes to School, the Walk-to-School campaign began in 1997 and has since celebrated success in communities nationwide.

Tomorrow, more than 3,300 schools are registered to participate in the now international campaign to get more families out of their cars and on their feet. In 2002, more than 3 million people joined were reported to have walked to school.

While the National Walk to School Day is slated for Oct. 3, Walk-to-School events will take place throughout the month of October. More than 210 schools in Michigan alone have registered to walk. You can see the breakdown of schools by city here.

If you're interested in participating this month, you can register your school or organization - or you can organize your own walking event!

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