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Annan steps up to walking challenge

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By Lisa Barbour
Annan and Eskdale
Annan steps up to walking challenge

HUNDREDS of walkers, runners and cyclists have been pounding the streets of Annan as part of a new walking initiative.

Beat the Street, which launched on Tuesday, is a six-week community campaign encouraging adults and children to ‘walk around the world’ in a bid to win prizes for themselves and their community.
Players register their movement during the real-life walking game by tapping a card or fob on any of the 20 ‘beat boxes’ placed around the town. Boxes flash and beep to register activity, and tapping at least two within one hour records the journey.
The initiative is free to take part and players can still register their Beat the Street card online to get started.

Funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council in an effort to promote healthier lifestyles and active travel, it is the first time the competition has been run in Scotland.
* Are you taking part in Beat the Street? Send us a picture, including your name and any community group you are participating for, at any of the town’s 20 ‘beat boxes’ to [email protected]


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