In the last week, Dumfries has been transformed into a giant walking and cycling game with Beat the Street; a fun, free game for the community of Dumfries to see how far you can walk, cycle and run around your area, with cash prizes up for grabs!People score points and win prizes by walking, cycling or running from point to point and tapping a registered and activated Beat the Street card or fob on sensors (Beat Boxes) which are placed on lamp posts across Dumfries.
The initiative will run until 11th October 2017, and anyone living, working or going to school in Dumfries is able to take part in the 6 week game to win prizes for yourself and your team. Every journey that you make adds to your total, your team’s total and the total of the whole community. The initiative is run by Intelligent Health on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Council as part of their Scottish Government Smart Places Initiatives.
Anyone can take part – just pick up a card from your local library or leisure centre and register your card online. You can also register as a group, and The Stove Network is teaming up to create their own Beat the Street Team, so if you are interesting in joining us, please send an email to email@example.com.
Beat the Street will also be at Nithraid 2017 on Saturday 9th September, with more information. There will also be plenty of Beat Boxes around the Mill Green, so be sure to tap them on your way over!For more information and where to find your nearest distribution point to pick up your card, visit www.beatthestreet.me/dumfries