Beat the Street
I love a bit of urban exploration around Swindon me – just some of which is covered in posts in this category: https://swindonian.me/category/walks-and-cycle-paths/
So this Beat the Street Swindon challenge sounds like fantastic family fun. Read more about it all below.
Swindon is set to be transformed into a giant game this autumn as thousands of residents compete to see if their school, community or business can walk, run or cycle the furthest.
Running from 12 September to 24 October, Beat the Street is a free, fun challenge where people are rewarded with points and prizes for exploring their town on foot or bicycle.
More than 160 special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ will appear across Swindon. Players tap the Beat Boxes with cards and fobs to track their journey and earn points for themselves and their team – the more Beat Boxes people swipe the more points they earn.
Schools and community groups across Swindon will be competing against each other to see if they can travel the furthest, climb the leaderboards and win hundreds of pounds worth of sport and fitness equipment.
Families are encouraged to play for their local school. While the wider community can create their own teams by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beat the Street is being funded in Swindon by Sport England and Swindon Borough Council.
Bring your community together to explore your area by walking, cycling or running.
Visit their website at: www.beatthestreet.me/swindon
And find Beat the Street on Facebook.
To get involved:
Beat the Street runs from Wednesday 12 September 2018 – Wednesday 24 October 2018 and anyone living, working or going to a school in Swindon is eligible to take part.
Pick up a card near you. Selected supermarkets, libraries and leisure centres will start distributing cards from 6 September.
Want to find out more or set up a team? Email email@example.com