Ready for the WOW Challenge?

The WOW Challenge is a one-week walking and biking competition between Dane County schools that happens annually in 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.

We are excited to announce the 7th annual Walk or Wheel (WOW) Challenge! This challenge promotes safe walking and biking to school with a $250 prize for the four 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 happens annually in 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.

You can take part in the WOW Challenge any week in October. International Walk/Bike to School Day is Wednesday, October 2 which has traditionally been the WOW Challenge week, but once again this year you can choose the week that works best for your school.

Return to this page in July 2020 for more information on the 2020 WOW Challenge. (October 1st - October 30th)

Materials for schools:

2018 Participation & Activity Guide

WOW 2019 Poster

2019 Golden Sneaker Classroom Competition Form

2019 WOW Challenge School Scorecard

The 2019 WOW Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to Elvehjem Elementary, Lindbergh Elementary, Creekside Elementary, and Madison Waldorf for the amazing job in the 2019 Walk or Wheel Challenge!

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