New walking and running routes have been launched across Nottingham to help keep residents active following the success of Beat the Street.
Launched earlier this month, Nottingham’s 3, 2, 1 Routes will help guide residents along routes in Clifton, Bulwell and Southglade and help them keep track of how far they’ve travelled. Key markers have been placed on poles and lampposts across the city along common walking routes to encourage residents to move a bit further and visit new places.
The running routes have been created by Beat the Street, Active Nottingham and Sport Nottinghamshire to help improve the health of the city. The walking routes are a key outcome of Beat the Street’s ‘Sustain phase’ activities in Nottingham.
Following a successful Beat the Street game in Nottingham last Summer that saw 19,000 people walk, run and cycle more than 63,000 miles in seven weeks — the Beat the Street Engagement Team have continued to sustain changes made to physical activity by signposting residents towards events and initiatives in their local area.
Jennifer Hanby, Engagement Manager for Beat the Street Nottingham, said: “Beat the Street saw thousands of local residents get moving last year so it is amazing to be able to launch these permanent walking and running routes which will keep people active in the years to come. Beat the Street is set to return to Nottingham this summer so it’s a great excuse to try out these routes and also get involved in the competition too.”
Beat the Street Nottingham is being funded by the National Charity Partnership — a partnership between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation and Tesco. The popular walking and cycling game is set to return for seven weeks from 7th June 2017.