The wards of Maryhill, Lambhill and Hillhead are set to be transformed into a giant game this Summer as thousands of residents compete to see if their school, community group or workplace can walk, run, scoot, or cycle the furthest.
Running from 31 May to 12 July, Beat the Street is a free, fun challenge where people are rewarded with points and prizes for exploring their town on foot, scooter or bicycle.
Nearly 50 special sensors called ‘Beat Boxes’ will appear across Glasgow. Players tap the Beat Boxes with cards and fobs to track their journey and earn points for themselves and their team – the more Beat Boxes people swipe during a journey, the more points they earn.
Schools and community groups will be competing against each other to see if they can travel the furthest, climb the leaderboards and win prizes including sports, crafts and book vouchers. Families are encouraged to play for their local school while the wider community can create their own teams by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the leaderboard prizes, registered players can also win weekly ‘Lucky Tap’ prizes for playing along – including vouchers and experience days.
This is the first time the game has taken place in Glasgow with recent games in South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire in February that together saw more than 7,000 people participate. Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health and is funded by Scottish Canals, Glasgow City Council, Scottish Natural Heritage and Paths For All.
Want to find out more about Beat the Street? Visit the website here for more information.