Beat the Street Sheffield announcement
The Beat the Street game is set to launch in Sheffield and will take place from Wednesday, 16th June to Wednesday, 28th July.
Beat the Street is a free, interactive challenge that encourages people of all ages to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives by turning the city into a six-week game.
Beat the Street Sheffield is brought to you by Move More and Sheffield City Council. It is delivered by Intelligent Health, with funding from the National Lottery via Sport England and local partners.
Players use a free card or fob which they hover over special sensors called “Beat Boxes” which will appear on lampposts around Sheffield. These are placed approximately half a mile apart and you simply hover your card or fob over it. It will beep and flash and will register your points!
Players can join a school or community team or you could help raise up to £500 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity by allocating your miles to the charity team.
Greg Fell, director of Public Health in Sheffield, said: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing Beat the Street to Sheffield. We know that one of the best things people can do right now for their physical and mental health is to move more and to get out into green space where possible, and Beat the Street really helps people do just that in a safe and enjoyable way.
“Beat the Street is free and it’s open to everyone regardless of age, ability or background. It encourages you to get active from your front door so pick up a card and get playing!”
Please keep an eye on social media or sign up for a newsletter for more information. More information will shortly be available at www.beatthestreet.me/sheffield and on social media at @BTSSheffield