Greater Mercer TMA Step into Spring Campaign
Fri, Apr 23 8:55am

Step into Spring


To encourage walking and help parents plan walks, GMTMA is sponsoring a “Step into Spring. Ready.Set.Win!” campaign.  “Winter is behind us, full time virtual schooling has ended for most students, and spring brings forth the perfect opportunity to begin a walk routine for the trip to school. “said Cheryl Kastrenakes GMTMA Executive Director.  “ The NJ WSB app is a fun tool to help parents arrange walks with other parents and children who live near them.”  The campaign includes a contest open to parents and their children in Mercer County and Ocean County. To qualify for the “Step into Spring. Ready, Set, Win!” parents need to  download the New Jersey Walking School Bus App and follow these simple steps: 

  • create an account
  • create or join existing walks
  • schedule a walk, or  
  • join existing walks to and from school

The app is easy to use. Parents can create walking groups and invite neighbors to join, plan walks to and from school, track miles walked and CO2 saved. Through the app a text is sent to alert the parent(s) that their child has arrived safely at school. 

Every time parents and/or children walk to or from school, they will be entered into our contest automatically to win prizes. The more you walk the better your chances of winning!  A random drawing will be conducted from all entries on June 9th.  Prizes include a $100 gift card for the winning walking group and $250 for the school of the winning walking group to be used for walking and biking programs, and prizes for parents and children. 

Contest rules can be found at gmtma.org.  

To download the Android NJ Walking School Bus App, click here. 

To download the Apple Store NJ Walking School Bus App, click here. 

For more walking resources and what is a Walking School Bus, click here.