BEAT the Street players in Eastbourne are being invited to ‘Go Wild’ for two weeks and to explore the area’s parks, green spaces and waterways with double points on selected Beat Boxes in these areas.
The next two weeks from Wednesday, 14th October onwards are ‘Go Wild’ themed in the physical activity game and there is the opportunity to score double points on Beat Boxes near parks and green space.
Taking place until 4th November, the Beat the Street Eastbourne game has seen the town transformed into a giant game where residents are rewarded with points and prizes for walking, cycling or scooting around the community.
More than 8,500 people are playing and have together walked, cycled, run, scooted, wheeled and rolled nearly 74,000 miles – that’s the equivalent of three times around the equator!
There are several leaderboards for schools, community and workplaces and charities; each of these is split into total and average points to give teams of all sizes a chance of winning prizes. The three schools that travel the furthest will win £250, £200 and £150 worth of book vouchers respectively.
Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health and is funded by the National Lottery on behalf of Sport England, Eastbourne Borough Council, East Sussex County Council Public Health, South Downs National Park and eDEAL.
Antonia Lucas from Eastbourne Walking Festival added: “Beat the Street is a great incentive to get active and the game also has shown that it’s so beneficial to get outdoors and into green spaces.
“There’s still time to get involved in this free game, so please encourage everyone you know to get a card and to join in. We’d really like to see residents getting out there during Go Wild week and exploring all the beautiful open spaces around this area and discovering the variety of nature activities on offer.”
Darrell Gale, director of Public Health for East Sussex added: “Well done to everyone who has taken part in Beat the Street and become more active as a result. Getting outdoors and into green space is good for your physical and mental health, being physically active is also vitally important to help keep yourself both physically and mentally healthy during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
“With transmission rates rising nationally it is crucial to adhere to the new local level alert restrictions. Eastbourne, is a medium-risk area; please remember to keep safe by following the rule of six and socially-distancing from others outside your household, ensuring you wash your hands and card on returning home. If you do experience any COVID-19 symptoms, please isolate and order a test by calling 119 or ordering online.”
Anyone of any age is invited to take part in the free game. Just pick up a card from one of the distribution points listed at www.beatthestreet.me/Eastbourne, register your card, join a team and get playing! For more information, news and FAQs, follow @BTSEastbourne on social media.