Posted: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 13:00
Beat the Street, the innovative physical activity game that took Blaby District by storm last year is set to return to the district from 26 February to 08 April. More than 10,000 people across the district took part and together walked, cycled, ran and scooted 93,000 miles over the six-week game in 2019!
Beat the Street is a free game that encourages people of all ages to ditch the car and see how far they can walk, cycle or run. Not only does it support improved levels of physical activity levels and health, it also helps to reduce car usage, congestion and lower air pollution.
Score points and win prizes by walking, cycling or running from point to point and tapping a registered Beat the Street card or fob on sensors (Beat Boxes) which are placed on lamp posts across Blaby District.
Children under 11 play with a fob and anyone aged 12 and above plays with a card. If you are playing with children, their school will provide them with a fob for them to use, a map, along with a parent information pack which includes a card for a parent or carer to play with. Participating schools begin distributing these to pupils in the week leading up to the game.
Adults can pick up a card to play from their local distribution point. Just create an account online and get tapping. Adults can help support a school team or join/set up a community team or workplace team. This could be a team for your local club, workplace or even a big group of friends.
There are fantastic prizes on offer for individuals and teams on our four leaderboards for schools and community groups & workplaces! School teams are able to win prizes of up to £250 of book vouchers on each leaderboard while community teams and workplace teams will be eligible to win up to £250 worth of sports and fitness vouchers. Visit the leaderboard page for more information. Registered players are eligible to win a prize for a 'Lucky Tap' on a Beat Box; all you need to do is get tapping!