Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 2:30pm

Dear friends in walking and biking,

We are excited to announce the 5th annual Walk or Wheel (WOW) Challenge.  This Challenge promotes safe walking and biking to school with a $250 prize for the two schools that are the most successful. 

What is the Walk or Wheel Challenge

The WOW Challenge is a one-week walking and biking competition between Dane County schools that is happening this October. The WOW Challenge asks schools to organize and plan activities that are proven to increase walking and biking to school and make it safer to do so. Schools participating in the WOW Challenge have seen many huge increases in walking and biking--and huge decreases in traffic--as a result. 

Sign up now

You can take part in the WOW Challenge any week in October.  International Walk/Bike to School Day is Wed, Oct 5 2016 which has traditionally been the WOW Challenge week, but once again this year you can choose the week that works best for your school. Sign up with our "What's Happening" form.

How does it work?

        Participating schools will earn points based on how many things they do to encourage students to walk or bike to school in a week.

        The two schools with the highest number of points will each receive $250.

        Schools will receive a short “guide” that provides information about how to participate in the challenge, resources and tips.

What if my school just wants to do a one-day event for Walk to School Day on October 5th or some other day?

Fantastic! Please still fill out our “What’s Happening” form.  Even if you don’t want to participate in the Challenge, we want to include your activities in our calendar of events.


Attached WOW challenge materials:


1. WOW Parent Participation letter

2. WOW Challenge Scorecard

3. Golden Sneaker Classroom Competition Tally Sheet

4. WOW Event Posters 

Please contact Connor Enright at cenright@uwhealth.org or 608-261-5464 with any questions. 

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Julia Stanley & Connor Enright, Healthy Kids Collaborative

Renee Callaway, Madison Area Transportation Planning Board

Sarah Gaskell, Wisconsin Bike Federation

Nicole Veseley, SAFE Kids Madison Area Coalition

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