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Golden Sneaker Contest

We are getting excited for the 2020 Golden Sneaker Contest! The Golden Sneaker Contest is a fun way for schools in Alameda County to encourage students to choose healthy travel options to school for a couple of weeks! To learn more on how to participate, please check out the 2020 toolkit.

What is the Golden Sneaker Contest?

The Golden Sneaker Contest is a two-week classroom competition that encourages students, parents, teachers and administrators to take the healthy route to school by choosing active or shared transportation options such as:

  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Skateboarding, or any other human-powered wheels!
  • Carpooling with other families at your school, or
  • Riding public transit — like the bus or BART

How Does the Golden Sneaker Contest Work?

Students in each class keep track of their active and shared travel to school each day with a simple tally chart. At the end of the two weeks, the class with the highest percentage of class participation will receive the Golden Sneaker Award — a trophy made from shoes donated by the Golden State Warriors — and a classroom prize.



  • 2020 Toolkit – English
  • 2020 Tally Sheet – English
  • 2020 Poster (with or without contest dates)
  • 2020 Poster (without contest dates)
    • 8.5″ x 11″ – English/Spanish
    • 11″ x 17″ – English/Spanish
  • Elementary School Golden Sneaker Activity – English
  • Middle and High School Golden Sneaker Activity – English
  • Grades K-1 Use your Head Before Your Feet, Pedestrian Signs and Signals Handout – English
  • Grades 2-3 Pollution Solutions: Every Trip Counts, Every Trip Counts and Share Your Ride Handout – English
  • Grades 4-5 My Safe Route to School: What is my Safest Route? How Walkable is Your Route to School? – English