Get ready: SC 'Walk to School Day' is coming on March 5

The Third Annual South Carolina Walk to School Day (SCWTSD) is a week from now -- on Wednesday, March 5.

Organized by the South Carolina Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School Resource Center, SC Walk to School Day is part of a broader effort by many schools and communities to help get students more active. Walking requires no special equipment, and even a ten minute brisk walk will increase physical activity and can help stimulate kids' brains and improve school performance.