Children ready to ‘Beat the Street’

Beat the Street is coming to Sudbury ANL-160615-164229001
Beat the Street is coming to Sudbury ANL-160615-164229001

‘Beat the Street’ - a six-week competition that encourages participants to walk, run and cycle as far as possible is coming to Sudbury and Great Cornard.

The initiative will see Sudbury and Great Cornard become part of a real-life game in which residents are challenged to join a team and see how far they can travel.

From September 21, to November 2, special ‘Beat Boxes’ will be going up on lampposts across both areas. Residents will be given special cards which they can tap against the boxes to log their journey and receive points for how far they travel.

Players will be encouraged to join and create teams to be able to win big prizes.

There will be prizes for the teams that travel the furthest including £500 worth of sports equipment from Decathlon for the top team and the team that tops the average points leaderboard.

There are also weekly ‘lucky tap’ prizes which anyone taking part can win.

Beat the Street Sudbury and Great Cornard is an initiative run by Intelligent Health in partnership with Suffolk County Council.

Tony Goldson, cabinet member for health at Suffolk County Council, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Intelligent Health on this initiative.

“It’s very exciting because it shows that being physically active doesn’t have to be a chore - it can be a lot of fun.

“I would urge anyone, of any age and ability, who lives, works or attends school in Sudbury and Great Cornard to pick up a card, get involved and play their part in helping Suffolk become the most active county in England.”

For more information about Beat the Street, visit beatthestree.me/SGC or follow Beat the Street on Twitter or Facebook.