There’s still time to get involved with Eastbourne’s Beat the Street challenge which is free and open to all.
The game was devised by a GP with the aim of getting whole communities more active and to encourage people to ditch the car and to walk, cycle, wheel, scoot and run.
Currently, 8,745 people are playing and have together walked, cycled, run, scooted, wheeled and rolled nearly 95,000 miles.
Langney Primary School leads the schools total points leaderboard; their 610 players have scored 219,380 points. Meanwhile the South Downs School leads the schools average points leaderboard; their 30 players have scored 883 points. The Eastbourne Rovers team leads the community and workplace total points leaderboard; their 24 players have scored 66,320 points.
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.
However, there’s still time for the positions on the leaderboards to change as the Go Wild theme continues and there is the opportunity to score double points on selected Beat Boxes Boxes (8, 10, 14, 22, 23, 26, 33, 39, 46, 47, 55, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, 69, 75, 76, 79, 80) near parks and green spaces this weekend (24-25 October) Registered players can also earn an additional 100 points simply by completing the health survey on the www.beatthestreet.me/eastbourne website. Anyone who completes the health survey will also be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 spa voucher for the Grand Hotel Eastbourne.
The second week of ‘Go Wild’ activities also includes Beat the Street bingo and a photography competition where nature photos on social media with the hashtag #BTSPhotoChallenge could win one of three £75 Decathlon vouchers!
Taking place until 4th November, the Beat the Street Eastbourne game has seen the town transform into a giant game where residents are rewarded with points and prizes for walking, cycling or scooting around the community.
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.
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 Eastbourne being in a medium-risk area for COVID-19; 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.