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Beat the Street is coming to East Kilbride!

Published: Thursday, 06 February 2020

Beat the Street is coming to East Kilbride!

Beat the Street is coming to East Kilbride!

From the 19th February until the 1st April East Kilbride is turning into one giant game.   Beat the Street is a fun, free initiative that will see East Kilbride transformed into a giant active game! See how far you can walk, cycle and run in just 6 weeks. There are great challenges to enjoy and prizes up for grabs.

Beat the Street is a community-wide programme which improves the health and wellbeing of entire towns and cities by getting people of all ages moving. It is evidence-based and leads to long term behavior change by creating a social norm around walking and cycling.

Participants can pick up a Beat the Street cards which contains radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology and tap them against sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ located on lamp posts across the area. Players receive points for each box they tap and can even create or join teams which can receive prizes for tapping the most boxes

All Primary school pupils will receive Beat the Street fobs and info packs to allow them to participate in the game whilst all other participants can collect their free Beat the Street Card from the following distribution sites;

  • Alistair McCoist Complex
  • Calderglen Country Park
  • Dollan Aqua Centre
  • Duncanrig Sports Centre
  • East Kilbride Arts Centre
  • East Kilbride Library
  • James Hamilton Heritage Park
  • John Wright Sport Centre
  • St Leonards Library
  • Greenhills Library
  • University Hospital Hairmyres
  • Hunters Health Centre

For further information on how to register and play, please visit the Beat the Street website. 

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