A fun, free game for the communities of East Sussex to see how far you can walk, cycle and run around your area and around the world. Walk and cycle for 7 weeks from 7 June 2017 to 26 July 2017 to win prizes for yourself or join a team to win team leaderboard prizes.
What is Beat the Street?
Beat the Street is a free, fun initiative that will see thousands of residents across East Sussex - from the major towns to rural villages and communities - take part in the county-wide challenge. The initiative is designed to inspire people to make small changes, such as walking or cycling to school or work every day, to improve their health, and create lasting health benefits by energising an entire community.
More than 400 special sensors, known as Beat Boxes, will be placed on lampposts across East Sussex between 7th June and 26th July 2017 which people can tap with Beat the Street cards to track their journey, earning points for the distance they walk, cycle or scoot, and the chance to win prizes for themselves and their team.
Schools will be able to enter Beat the Street as a team; and alongside other schools, community groups, and businesses, can compete against each other to see who can travel the furthest and end up as winners across two leader boards – total distance travelled and highest average distance per player. Registered players are also in with a chance of winning 40 ‘lucky tap’ prizes (£10 worth of sport and fitness equipment) throughout the competition. Beat the Street cards and maps will be available to collect from local distribution points; such as local libraries or leisure centres from the 31st May 2017.
More information about how the initiative works can be found here. A bespoke Beat the Street - East Sussex website (beatthestreet.me/eastsussex) will be available so that people can register to play, check their individual and team’s points tally and view team leader boards. You can also follow @BTSEastSussex on Twitter or ‘Beat the Street East Sussex’ on Facebook for more information on how to get involved, updates on the progress of the initiative and for details of upcoming Beat the Street events