Encourage children to cycle, scoot and walk to school.
Join the Eco Race Essex: a FREE and exciting initiative aimed at promoting ACTIVE TRAVEL

The Eco Race is an easy to run competition, which encourages pupils to record how they travel to school, with those who choose active travel (cycling, walking and scooting) receiving higher scores. Pupils can now bank 3 points with Park & Stride (as long as the car is parked at least 1 km away from the school and they walk/scoot the rest).

The Eco Race Essex is FREE and is open to ALL Essex infant, primary, junior and secondary schools.

The Eco Race is made of THREE stand-alone competitions. You can enter for the full year or for only a term (or two!).

News update:

14th November 2017 Winter 2017 winners

The winners of this leg of the Eco Race are….  ...

14th July 2017 Schools that have participated in the Eco Race since its birth

  In bold:  schools that have joined for 3 years o...

The 2018 SPRING leg dates have been announced. Choose between these 2 options:


- 26th Feb, 5th March and 12th March


- 5th March, 12th March and 19th March



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Why Join

why join

To encourage a more active way to start the day and reduce traffic congestion around your school. Find out more

How to participate

How to participate

Taking part is easy and it will not cost your school a penny. All you need to do is to ask your pupils to record how they travel to school every day for 3 weeks each term. Score sheets, posters, PRIZES and instructions are supplied. Find out more

Frequently asked questions


Have a question to ask before you make your mind up? Check our FAQs page and see if the answer you need is there. If not, email aba.pifferi@sustrans.org.uk with your query.