Running from 28 August to 9 October 2019, Beat the Street Glasgow City will see the city centre and areas out to the west including Yorkhill, Scotstoun and Whiteinch become a giant playground where participants are rewarded with points and potentially prizes, simply by exploring their local area and getting active.
More than 50 Beat Box sensors will be fitted to lampposts across three wards:
· Victoria Park
These boxes can be tapped by players with contactless cards or key fobs in return for points for their workplace, school or charity team.
See the map to see where the Beat Boxes can be found.
There are fantastic prizes on offer for individuals as well as teams who are eligible to win up to £300 worth of sports and fitness vouchers. Registered players are also eligible to win a prize for a 'Lucky Tap' on a Beat Box - all you need to do is get tapping.
Launching Beat the Street Glasgow City at Thornwood Primary School today, Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Councillor Anna Richardson said: "We're incredibly excited to be bringing Beat the Street to Glasgow this autumn and I can't wait to see how far everyone is able to walk, run, cycle and scoot during the challenge. We're committed to improving air quality and increasing the uptake of active travel in the city and this type of initiative is a great way to encourage us all to get moving."
Caroline Dunleavy, Headteacher at Thornwood Primary school said: "Our pupils are extremely excited about taking part in Beat the Street. It's a vibrant, imaginative way for groups in the city centre and west to increase activity levels and improve health whilst discovering their local area."