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Oregon Spring 2017 Activity Challenge Winners Announced

Thank you for participating in the 2017 Spring Activity Challenge. We are excited to announce the winners in Oregon! The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is invested in creating healthy, thriving communities and schools. We thank Kaiser Permanente for their generous support and Thriving Schools program.

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Win 100 Water Bottles from Specialized!

Specialized Water Bottle Award: Any school that tracks activity for 20 participants or more by May 6 Challenge I and May 20 Challenge II will be entered into a drawing to win 100 Specialized water bottles. One school will be selected as a winner for each challenge.

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How to Win the SPARK Physical Education Award

This award will go to the school that tracks the most total minutes spent in “SPARK physical education”. Schools with a minimum of 20 participants tracking SPARK Physical Education are eligible.

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Make a Peaceful Playground at Your School!

This award will go to the school that tracks the most total minutes spent in playground activity/recess. Schools with a minimum of 20 participants tracking “Playground Activity/Recess” are eligible.

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Win I'm Safe Products for Your School!

I’m Safe Awards: The winner of this award (1st place) will receive $500 of I’m Safe print, banner, or digital product. There will also be a 2nd place winner ($250 I’m Safe product) and 3rd place winner ($100 I’m Safe product).

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Want to Win a Dero Bike Bike Rack for Your School?

Looking for bike parking solutions? Dero knows bike parking. Inside and Out™. Dero offers innovative bicycle parking and transit solutions, such as bike racks and custom bike storage. Get 15 percent off select Dero bike racks with the code SRTS.

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Win Cycliq Fly6 Bike Cameras!

Cycliq's mission is to raise awareness for road safety. We want to make road users aware they’re being recorded in the hope that everybody provides each other additional space and respect while sharing the road. Consequently, this makes road cycling safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

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Climb on the Saddle for the PeopleForBikes Award

PeopleForBikes aims to make riding better for everyone. By collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, we’re uniting people to create a powerful, united voice for bicycling and its benefits.

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Promote Fire Up Your Feet this Spring with Product Available from ImSafe

Looking to promote Fire Up Your Feet or Safe Routes to School at your school? Get ready for the Spring Activity Challenge and order your Fire Up Your Feet educational and promotional products now! I'm Safe is the official provider of these educational and promotional products for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Fire Up Your Feet.

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Raise Funds the Active and Healthy Way!

Do you fundraise at your school? Are you looking for healthier fundraising options? Would you like to raise MORE money? Do you need funds to purchase product, programs, or services your school needs? If you answered YES to any of these questions, Active Schools Fundraising is your solution!

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On a Roll for Walking and Rolling to School

Marshall Elementary in Vancouver, Washington first connected with the Fire Up Your Feet challenge last spring, and they were so excited to be part of a national challenge to get students (and their parents) up and moving that they picked right back up with the fall challenge.

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Oregon Fall 2016 Activity Challenge Winners Announced

Thank you for participating in the 2016 Fall Activity Challenge. We are excited to announce the winners! The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is invested in creating healthy, thriving communities and schools. We thank Kaiser Permanente for their generous support and Thriving Schools program.

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Oregon Fall 2016 School Champion Award Winner

Congratulations to Elizabeth Page Elementary School for winning our $500 School Champion Award! To be eligible for this award, K-8 schools have shared narratives to honor those individual “Champions” that help their schools reach success in Safe Routes to School and/or Fire Up Your Feet programming.

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Track Activity and Win!

A great thing about the Fire Up Your Feet program is that it rewards you for the active things you’re already doing. Do the students, parents or teachers walk or bike to work or school? You can count that. PE class for students? You can count that.

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Walk to School Day is October 5!

Learn more about the Walk to School Day Award and find tips for planning your event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of International Walk to School Day on October 5!

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Specialized Water Bottle Winners Announced

Congratulations to these 30 schools for winning the Specialized Water Bottle and Thermos Contest! Don't forget to: Sign up for and participate in Walk to School Day October 5th.Register your elementary or middle school for Fire Up Your Feet for a chance to win a "Walk to School Day" Award. Learn more about other cash awards and prizes depending on your region.

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CHANCE TO WIN I'M SAFE PRODUCT!

For 20 years, I'm Safe has served schools and Safe Routes to School programs by providing affordable incentives and research-based education materials. Want custom rewards for active students? Need to make walk-to-school kids more visible?

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National Awards Announced

Congratulations to the schools that banked a little extra credit heading into the summer with the Share Your Story, PeopleForBikes and Let's Move Active Schools awards!

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SPRING CHALLENGE WINNERS - OREGON

Thank you for joining thousands of students, families and school staff across the country in firing up your school for physical activity during the Fire Up Your Feet Spring 2016 Activity Challenge. Congratulations to all of the winning schools that took home awards!

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Everybody Dance!

The Fire Up Your Feet Challenge helped Beryl Heights Elementary School in California increase each student's physical activity to more than 60 minutes a day!

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A Small Step Could Make a Big Change!

From Peiffer Elementary School- Sometimes a little step can lead to bigger changes, and this spring I watched a fourth grader take that first step towards a healthier school. Starting with his own classroom, he got all his classmates to sign a petition for a classroom policy change regarding recess.

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Ready,Set,Go! Award Winning Schools-Oregon

Congratulations to our Spring Activity Challenge Ready,Set,Go! Award winners. These schools launched into the challenge and onto the leaderboard tracking at least one activity for 20 or more participants during week 2.

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4 Easy Steps to Get Started!

Win cash funding for your school's health and wellness needs (perhaps new PE equipment, a bike rack, incentives for Bike to School Day?) have fun, and increase physical activity with the Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge. Getting started in the Springl Activity Challenge is fun and easy if you follow these 4 simple steps.

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Utilize your online network to boost your school!

Get Fired Up About Spreading The Word!Now is the time to start getting your schools, students, parents, and community fired up about Fire Up Your Feet. Final awards are based on participation, this means the more participants your school has logging activity, the better your chances are for winning. Here are a few things you can do to help get others moving to sign up and participate in your spring challenge.

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Spring Challenge Tracking Tips and Hints!

Fire Up your Feet is coming to your school this spring. We want to make sure you are ready to jump into your favorite activities and earn cash awards for your school at the same time. These tips on tracking activity will help you make the most of your time online so you can spend more time outside being active! One activity tracker does it all, parents, teachers, and coordinators can all use the same tracker.

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Earn Rewards For Your School This Spring!

Regardless of age, when we are active, we feel and perform better! Kids who are physically active arrive at school more ready to focus and learn in class. Schools and families across the country are eager to make changes to keep kids moving and active .

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Elk Meadow Elementary Walks and Bikes to a Win

As a school that values wellness, Elk Meadow Elementary has been a great fit for the Fire Up Your Feet program. “It has fired up not just our feet but, our entire body of wellness initiatives!” says Grant Mattox, the school’s P. E. teacher.

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Fall Challenge Winners - Oregon

Thank you for joining thousands of students, families and school staff across the country in firing up your school for physical activity during the Fire Up Your Feet Fall 2015 Activity Challenge. A special congratulations goes to all of the winning schools that took home awards.

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Spring Challenge Winners - Oregon

Thank you for joining thousands of students, families and school staff across the country in firing up your school for physical activity during the Fire Up Your Feet Spring 2015 Activity Challenge. A special congratulations goes to all of the winning schools that took home awards this spring.

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Fall Challenge, October 1-31 2015

The school year may be winding down but before we know it we'll be back at school and gearing up for the Fall Activity Challenge. Why not register now...

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Oregon's Malabon Elementary Wins PeopleForBikes Award

It all started when Malabon Elementary School parent Norene Walters’ bike was stolen from the school last September. Norene, used to staying active by biking in every morning with her three children, could have used the incident as an excuse to stop riding. Instead, she used it as motivation to get more kids and families on bikes.

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Special Needs Students Benefit from Physical Activity at Aleksander Academy

Aleksander Academy is a small school located in Alpharetta, Georgia, that serves students with autism, ADHD and other learning disabilities. As a school that specializes in students with learning differences and special needs, Aleksander Academy is well aware of the benefit that their students receive from physical activity. However, the school’s location in an office park presents challenges when it comes to giving students access to outdoor spaces to play and be active.

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With a Little Help from Your Fire Up Your Feet Friends

As your students pack their bags with new pencils, erasers and notebooks to get ready to head back to school this fall, remember that physical activity is equally essential to learning. Research shows that daily physical activity enhances brain performance and improves learning, yet only 4 percent of elementary schools and 8 percent of middle schools provide daily physical activity for students.

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Creating A Stronger School Wellness Policy at Northmont Elementary with Fire Up Your Feet

One of the fun things about starting down the path to school wellness is that each step leads you to new discoveries and ideas for creating a healthy, active school. For Iris Hix, a parent at Northmont Elementary School in La Mesa, CA (outside of San Diego), it all started when she learned about her school receiving a Safe Routes to School grant about a year ago. Soon after, Iris and her family got involved with a weekly walk to school each Friday, with students and families meeting at a nearby park and picking up other walkers along the route.

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Walk to School Day Magic Reaches the Next Generation, Helps Spur Bigger Movement

This year marks the 17th U.S. Walk to School Day. 17 years! Wow. It occurs to me that some of the kids who took part in that first Walk to School Day event in Chicago in 1997 are now in their late-20s. They may be moms and dads themselves, maybe even planning a Walk to School Day event for their own young children on October 9th. Wow again.

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A Word on Activity Trackers

Whether you're training for a marathon, learning the ropes of parenthood, or getting the latest stats about your favorite athletes or sports team, today's technology enables us to track more information than ever before.

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Sisyphus Jones and the Walk+Bike Network: A True Tale

Once upon a time there was a parent name Sisyphus Jones. Sis was determined to encourage walking and biking at his kids' school, Elysian Fields Elementary. Everyday he got up early to walk his kids to school and set up a table by the front doors to pass out incentives to students and families who walked and biked. Some days there would be a slight increase in kids walking and biking, but most days not.

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