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Are you ready to ‘Beat the Street’?

By Fiona Reid
Annan and Eskdale
Are you ready to 'Beat the Street'?

A FUN council funded six-week challenge - Beat the Street - gets underway on Tuesday.

Beat the Street is a real life walking, cycling and running game for the whole community.

The challenge is funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council to promote healthier lifestyles and to reduce congestion and car usage.

People score points and win prizes by walking, cycling or running from point to point and tapping a registered and activated Beat the Street RFID (Radio Frequency ID) card or key fob on sensors (Beat Boxes) which are placed on lamp posts across the dedicated routes where the game is being played.

A player taps their Beat the Street card or key fob at various points on their way to and from work, school and to the shops.

Registered players can win regular spot prizes for a ‘lucky tap’ on a Beat Box.

The more Beat Boxes you tap, the further you travel and the greater your chance of winning a prize.

Players can also join teams by choosing from the list on the registration page.

The school with the  highest average points will win £750, the school with the highest total points will win £500 and the community team with the highest average point will also win £500.

Beat the Street will run from September 1 to October 12 and anyone living, working or at a school in Annan will be eligible to take part.

Pick up a Beat the Street card from your local GP, Annan Town Hall, Annan Swimming Pool, Library, Museum and Tesco in Annan.


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