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Get ready To “Beat The Street” In New Citywide Game Encouraging Active Travel

Beat the Street Sheffield
Beat the Street Sheffield

Take part in a new game designed to encourage active travel whilst exploring Sheffield.

Beat The Street in Sheffield this Summer!

A new game is launches in Sheffield this month, aimed at encouraging active travel and exploring the city.

“Beat the Street” will see Sheffield turned into a huge game board. A number of electronic readers will be installed at hundreds of locations around the city with players given contactless tags or cards to tap and record journeys as you explore.

Beat the Street Sheffield
Beat the Street Sheffield. Photo: Beat the Street/Intelligent Health

The aim is to see how far you can walk, run or cycle as you explore Sheffield. Points are awarded for each time you tap one of the readers, with prizes awarded based on how you do in various leaderboards.

About Beat The Street in Sheffield

The game opens on Wednesday 16 June and runs for six weeks until Wednesday 28 July 2021.

With hundreds of readers located all across the city, Beat the Street is the perfect way to explore Sheffield whilst exercising. Being physically active improves physical and mental wellbeing whilst boosting the body’s natural immunity to fight off viruses, including coronavirus.

Beat the Street Sheffield
Beat the Street Sheffield. Photo: Beat the Street/Intelligent Health

Beat the Street in Sheffield is a scheme from Move More in partnership with Sheffield City Council. The programme is delivered by Intelligent Health with funding from the National Lottery, Sport England and local partners.

Public Health advisors have been involved to ensure the game can launch and operate safely.

How to play Beat the Street in Sheffield

Participation in the game is free for all! As part of the programme fobs will be provided to school pupils to get children started in the game. Additionally, cards are available from various distribution points across the city for anyone else to take part.

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Beat the Street Sheffield
Beat the Street Sheffield. Photo: Beat the Street/Intelligent Health

Card distribution points are located throughout the city including leisure centres, libraries and outdoors/fitness outlets.

Once you have a fob or card simply create an account on the Beat the Street Sheffield website to track your activity during the game.

Maps showing the location of readers are available at distribution points, or you can check an interactive map online.

Prizes and How to Win

A number of prizes are on offer for participants to play for, including hundreds of pounds worth of vouchers.

The game will track your progress on a leaderboard. Leaderboards are available for schools and community teams.

Beat the Street Sheffield
Beat the Street Sheffield. Photo: Beat the Street/Intelligent Health

Additionally, you can join teams to participate with for collective challenges. Teams can be workplaces, friends groups, schools, communities and more.

Prizes are available for people based on highest averages and highest points within their leaderboards.

Similarly, some ‘Lucky Box’ spot prizes will be awarded weekly for taking part and tagging random readers.

Find out more

More information is available at the official Beat the Street website.

You can also follow the game online at the Facebook and Twitter pages.

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