From February 28 through March 11, over 75 schools throughout Alameda County will participate in the Safe Routes to Schools Program’s 2022 Golden Sneaker Contest, a contest that encourages students to shift their modes of travel and reduce their carbon footprint while also promoting a safer and more active environment. Alameda County students, classrooms, and schools will participate to see who can use active and shared transportation the most while they walk, roll, bicycle, ride a scooter or skateboard, take transit, or use a supportive mobility device such as a wheelchair.
Students will work as a team to track active and shared travel each day, and at the end of the contest period, the classroom at each school with the highest rate of active and shared travel will win a trophy made from a Golden State Warrior’s sneaker. Every student in a winning classroom will also receive a pair of golden shoe laces. And the classroom with the highest participation in all of Alameda County will be presented the ultimate prize—the Platinum Sneaker Award.
This SR2S event will be hosted in-person and virtually. More information about online participation is available on the Golden Sneaker Contest webpage. And for elected officials, a Golden Sneaker Elected Officials Toolkit is available, complete with suggestions for participating in the event and engaging with schools.