Your child’s school could win up to $2,500 this October with Fire Up Your Feet! Fire Up Your Feet is an online activity tracking program that rewards school for getting active. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from AAA Wisconsin, we have increased the Awards for the Fall Activity Challenge, running October 1st -31st!
There is a total of $5,000 up for grabs to schools through various weekly, monthly and themed categories. Click here for a full description of prizes available. One thing to keep in mind is this isn’t just for the kids! Parents, grandparents, guardians, school staff, and school volunteers all can log activity on behalf of the school! It’s an easy, great way to get your school community rallying behind physical activity and a healthy environment. Help pass on the love of cycling and walking to the next generation!
- Register your family
- Contact School principal or staff and get their support
- request posters and postcards from Jake
- get the word out in school newsletters and on social media weekly
- Start logging ALL your activity!
Fire Up Your Feet is open to all K-8 Schools in Wisconsin. New this fall, through our partners in Safe Routes to School, and other supporters in the state who bring you Fire Up Your Feet, we are offering some region specific awards. There will be four, $300 Regional Wisconsin AAA Challenge Awards: $300 will be awarded to the school in each of the following regions* with highest participation rate for the entirety of the challenge period. Schools in these regions that win any other Challenges awards, including the the overall state awards, are eligible to receive the Regional Award as well.
*Regions: Milwaukee Public Schools, Dane County, La Crosse County, East Central Region (Calumet County, Fond du Lac County, Green Lake County, Marquette County, Menominee County, Outagamie County, Shawano County, Waupaca County, Waushara County and Winnebago County)
WALK TO SCHOOL DAY IS OCTOBER 8th! Looking to encourage more walking and biking at your school? October 8th is International Walk to School Day. Check these links for tips and tricks on how to have a fun event or keep it simple. Guide to Planning a Walk to School Day event here Click here to register your school’s Walk to School Day Event » Time to start planning for the next Walk to School Day on October 8, 2014! 532 events—13 in Wisconsin—are registered already. Don’t let your community miss out on the fun! We had 153 schools register in 2013 so let’s work to reach 200 in 2014! Anyone who is affiliated with a school and would like more info or has questions on our programs, please contact Jake Newborn.