Beat the Street is hitting the roads and neighbourhoods of Nottingham for the next month and a half, and this Bank Holiday weekend is the perfect time to start your “street beating”.
But what is Beat the Street? Beat the Street is a fun, free challenge (much like OppNotts!) where we want to see how far you can walk, cycle and run around your neighbourhood! It’s a fully integrated part of OppNotts too and you can get loads of your Sport activities signed-off by taking part in Beat the Street.
Beat the Street is running in Nottingham from 27 April – 08 June. You can 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 Fob on sensors (Beat Boxes) which are placed on lamp posts across the dedicated routes where the game is being played. You just tap your Beat the Street card or fob at various points on their way to and from work, school and to the shops. You’re also eligible to win regular spot prizes for a ‘lucky tap’ on a Beat Box but you must be registered. You can get your card from school (which will be pre-registered) or from local libraries, leisure centres and community centres (which you can register on the Beat the Street website).
The more Beat Boxes you tap, the further you travel and the greater your chance of winning a prize. You can also join teams by choosing from the list on the registration page. There are lots of prizes up for grabs for individuals and teams taking part in Beat the Street, including a daily prize of £25 Decathlon vouchers, where you can get some new sporty gear! Additionally, one prize goodie bag will be won by one pupil per participating school every week!
There are loads of routes too which you can find maps of here.
For more on Beat the Street, registering your fob or finding routes around the city, please check out the Beat the Street website!