HARRISONBURG (WHSV)-- Students walked to school, or around the track on Friday morning at Thomas Harrison Middle School.
It's a local effort to encourage fitness in children. Parents and students said it was worthwhile.
"It's to try to increase awareness of biking and safe routes to school, walking, being fit," said Kristen Inouye, a parent. "I like it a lot actually, because you get to, instead of sitting on the floor you, get to be outside, and have fresh air," said Julia Inouye, a 7th grader.
Walk or bike to school week starts on Friday and lasts until Oct. 11 in the Valley.