Communities in North Lanarkshire are being invited to take part in an exciting game called ‘Beat the Street’ – a six-week challenge that encourages participants to walk as far as possible.
The challenge will run from April 20 to June 1 and is funded by the National Charity Partnership which is a collaboration between Diabetes UK, the BHF and Tesco.
The National Charity Partnership is funding the ‘Beat the Street’ programme as part of its commitment to helping support 40,000 families in areas most at need across the UK to get active and reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart and circulatory disease.
Supporting these areas is part of the Partnership’s ‘Let’s Do This’ campaign which aims to inspire millions of people to take small and achievable steps to a healthier life.
Beat the Street aims to turn areas such as Motherwell and Cumbernauld into a real-life game where residents are challenged to form or join a team and see how far they can walk, cycle or run.
Participants will be able to log their journey by tapping cards against sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’, which will be found on lampposts across the town.
There will be fantastic prizes for the teams that travel the furthest and also those that clock up the highest average points per person.
There are also weekly ‘lucky tap’ prizes just for taking part. And major prizes of £1000, £500 and £250 worth of vouchers for the top three teams on an overall and average leaderboards.
Players can monitor their progress via a secure website at www.northlanarks. beatthestreet.me
It is free to take part and open to anyone of any age and ability.
Beat the Street is designed to inspire people to be physically active, with the intention that they will continue these lifestyle choices beyond the competition.
For more information, visit www.northlanarks.beatthe street.me or @btsnorthlan and at www.facebook.com/Beat the Street North Lanarkshire