14th October

Beat the Street Swindon invites you to Go Active! The Beat the Street challenge taking place in Swindon enters its Go Active themed week on Wednesday, 13th October. The aim of the Go Active week is to encourage participants to find new activities and sports to try out.

It’s hoped that people will:

a. Find something that they’ve not tried before
b. Continue being active after the Beat the Street competition finishes at the end of October.
c And explore the sports and leisure options on offer.

Beat the Street Swindon invites you to Go Active!
Beat the Street Swindon invites you to Go Active!

Bonus points

There are bonus points available at parkrun and junior parkrun events this weekend at Lydiard Park and Seven Fields. Plus Beat the Street Swindon players can join free health walks from Haydon Centre.

Almost 29,000 people have signed up to play the Beat the Street Swindon game this year. Between them they’ve walked, cycled, wheeled, run and scooted an incredible 244,000 miles so far in the competition.

Anyone of any age can take part and you can still get involved now by picking up a card from one of the distribution points on www.beatthestreet.me/swindon. You can join an existing school, community group or workplace team or you can set up your own. Or, you can join the charity teams Jessie May and the Harbour Project.

Teams including schools, community groups and workplaces have been battling it out across the average and total points leaderboards, to take home prize book vouchers. There are also prizes for individuals and ‘lucky spot’ prizes simply for taking part.

The leaderboard

Haydonleigh Primary School once again leads the total points leaderboard. Meanwhile Centurion Wolf Explorers leads the average points leaderboard.

Beat the Street comes to you via Swindon Borough Council working in partnership with Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP), and Swindon Healthy Schools. Intelligent Health deliver it.

Councillor Brian Ford, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health said: ‘The aim of Beat the Street is to encourage communities to become more active. And to encourage residents to incorporate healthy habits into their lives.

‘The Go Active-themed week is a celebration of all the ways you can get moving in and around the area. It’s also a great opportunity to try out something new without any pressure.’

Further information

For more information, visit www.beatthestreet.me/swindon Or follow on social media @BTSSwindon

To find out other ways you can stay active and reduce your impact on the environment, visit the Be the Change webpages: www.swindon.gov.uk/bethechange

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