Golden Sneaker Contest

The Alameda County Safe Routes to Schools team is pumped to announce that our 2024 Golden Sneaker Contest is happening March 4th – March 15th, 2024! During this well-loved event, Alameda County students, classrooms, and schools will participate to see who can walk, roll, carpool, and/or use public transit the most.

Register here by February 2nd to participate.

What is the Golden Sneaker Contest?

The Golden Sneaker Contest is a classroom challenge that encourages students, parents, teachers and administrators to take healthy modes of active and shared transportation options, such as:

  • Walking
  • Biking
  • Rolling in a wheelchair or mobility device
  • Skateboarding or using a scooter or any other human-powered wheels
  • Riding public transit like AC Transit or BART
  • Carpooling with someone from a different household

How Does the Golden Sneaker Contest Work?

Students and teachers in each class keep track of their travel to school from the day with a simple tally chart or virtual tracker. At the end of the contest, the class with the highest percentage of active and shared transportation usage will receive golden shoelaces and a trophy! 

Share Your Event with Us!

We love seeing photos and videos of classrooms celebrating the Golden Sneaker Contest across Alameda County!  We encourage schools and classrooms to share highlights and photos with us online via social media. More resources are coming soon!

Tag @AlamedaCOSR2S on Twitter and Facebook, or email photos and videos to your site coordinator! Remember to ask parents to fill out the photo/video release form (posted under the “Resources” sidebar to the right).