Wednesday Marks National Walk To School Day

Posted at 7:11 AM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 08:40:35-04

Thousands of Nashville students will take to the streets Wednesday for National Walk to School Day.

Charlotte Park Elementary in West Nashville is this year's highlight school. The walking parade starts just after 7 a.m. and there will be a special assembly outside beginning at 8 a.m. 

More than 400 students, parents, teachers and community members will meet up to parade to this school.

One of the goals is to encourage families who live near the school to try walking, rather than driving, their students to school.

Mayor Megan Barry and Dr. Shawn Joseph, the director of Metro Schools, will be walking with the students, along with the Tennessee Titans cheerleaders.

More than 50 schools across Metro Nashville will participate with about 14,000 walkers expected.