Beat the Street is an initiative which sees town and cities across the UK turn into a giant game for 6 weeks! Schools, community groups, and individuals are challenged to get outside and walk, run, or cycle, in order to earn points and win prizes. Points are earned by tapping a Beat the Street card or fob on Beat Boxes dotted across the community.
Beat the Street Swindon
Beat the Street has taken place in Swindon 3 times, and is delivered by Intelligent Health, in partnership with Swindon Borough Council, WASP, and Swindon Healthy Schools.
The most recent Beat the Street ran from Wednesday 15th September 2021 - Wednesday 27th October 2021. During this period, 29,376 people took part, and travelled a total distance of 319,875 miles!
Beat the Street has ended... What now?
It's really important that we, together, build on the success of Beat the Street. WASP are here to support legacy programmes to ensure that the changes in physical activity are maintained. Whether it's working with schools to broaden their offer, promoting clubs to new members or strengthening the volunteer workforce. We are also working on community-wide free events and resources that encourage people to be more active, more often.
Beat the Street have put together some resources to support you to continue the Beat the Street fun now the game has ended. Find some of the resources below, and more on the Beat the Street Swindon website.
The best way to stay up to date with the latest physical activity opportunities and events like Beat the Street is to follow WASP on social media.