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Get Active and Win Prizes with Beat the Street Glasgow City

Published: 15 August 2019

Beat the Street launch - Thornwood

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.

Beat Boxes

More than 50 Beat Box sensors will be fitted to lampposts across three wards:

· Anderston/City/Yorkhill

· Victoria Park

· Garscadden/Scotstounhill

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.

Improving Air Quality and Encouraging Active Travel

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."

Discover Your Local Area

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."

How to Get Involved

From 26 August 2019, you can register to play and pick up free cards/maps from distribution points across the city.



Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health and Glasgow City Council, and is funded by the Scottish Government's Air Quality Action Plan Fund given its potential to reduce air pollution by encouraging us out of our cars and towards healthier methods of transport such as walking, running and cycling.


Published: 15 August 2019

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