Beat the Street game in Crowborough

More than £4,500 worth of prizes will be up for grabs during East Sussex’s “Beat the Street” game which launches on Wednesday (7th June).

More than 35 “Beat Boxes” have  been installed on lamp posts across Crowborough, along with hundreds of the special sensors across the county.

Beat the Street game: Map of Beat Boxes in CrowboroughBeat the Street is a free, fun challenge which will turn East Sussex into a massive game where people are rewarded with points and prizes for exploring their local area on foot or by bicycle.

Players can pick up their own Beat the Street card and map at Crowborough Library or Leisure Centre and swipe as many Beat Boxes as possible to receive points and win prizes.

This week, the organisers behind the initiative have announced that more than £4,500 worth of prizes will be given out over the course of the seven-week challenge.  Schools, community groups, businesses and other teams will be competing against each other to see who can travel the furthest and end up on top of two leaderboards – total distance travelled and highest average distance per player.  The top three teams on each leaderboard will win £500, £350 or £100 of sports and fitness equipment.

Registered players are also in with a chance to win some amazing goodies with forty ‘lucky tap’ prizes of £10 worth of sport and fitness equipment awarded to individual players throughout the competition.  Additionally, players could take home their own cuddly Beat the Street mascot which will be given out on social media or at local events.

Beat the Street game in East Sussex. Beat Box on Pilmer Road in Crowborough

Beat Box Pilmer Road

Beat the Street is funded by East Sussex County Council’s Public Health team and NHS Hastings and Rother CCG, NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG.  The Beat the Street is run by Intelligent Health and forms part of a comprehensive programme of activity to improve health through the East Sussex Better Together programme.

More than 300,000 people took part in Beat the Street in 2016 in towns and cities across the UK including London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Reading, Liverpool and Belfast.   The initiative in East Sussex will be the largest Beat the Street challenge to take place yet – with hundreds of boxes across the whole county.

Cynthia Lyons, East Sussex Acting Director of Public Health said:

We are incredibly excited to be bringing Beat the Street to East Sussex and can’t wait to see how far everyone is able to walk, run, cycle and scoot during the seven-week challenge.

Anyone is able to get involved in Beat the Street – it’s completely free to play and is a great opportunity to go outdoors, spend time with your friends and family and get moving. Watch out for Beat Boxes appearing on a street near you!

Want to find out more about Beat the Street?  Visit beatthestreet.me/eastsussex – or follow @BTSEastSussex on Twitter or ‘Beat the Street East Sussex’ on Facebook for more information on prizes and how to get involved.

5 comments on “Beat the Street game in Crowborough
  1. One outside my house not happy I wasn,t asked .Would love to know how much this latest scheme by the gown council has cost us the tax payer .runs for 6 weeks not seen any advertising so who will know ?? Sorry but the money spent on this could have been better used elsewhere

  2. talk about negative – you must way too much time on your hands to complain about this going on a lamppost.
    Maybe time you could have spent getting outside and being active. Getting people to exercise …. what a terrible idea having to live in a healthier town. Would love to hear your suggestions for alternative uses of the money.

  3. I don’t mind having a box stuck on the lamppost outside my house. Good to see some children getting about, But I do object to the parents turning up in cars, often without children and blocking my drive and the road, and using the card. This isn’t quite what is intended, polluting the country whilst the children rest at home

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