See the streets of Middlesbrough like never before, as the whole town is turned into a giant game with Beat the Street.
Just find your nearest 'Beat Box', which will be appearing on lampposts around Middlesbrough, and tap your fob or card to record your visit. Get to the next Beat Box within an hour and you'll score 10 points. It's as simple as that, so see how far you can walk, cycle, run, or scoot in 6 weeks!
You can collect your card from one of our Community Hubs from Thursday 23 September. Then create an account on the Beat the Street website to keep track of your points. Why not have a friendly competition with friends or colleagues?
There are even prizes up for grabs! Those clocking up the highest number of active travel miles can win vouchers for books or sports equipment. There are also 'lucky tap' prizes just for taking part!
The game will start on Wednesday 29 September 2021 and end on Wednesday 10 November 2021.
Each week has a theme, so make sure you take part every week! You can use the Beat Box map to plan where you'd like to go.
Week 1 - Go Play
Take your first steps! Make sure your card or fob is registered, then get out and start exploring!
Week 2 - Go Explore
Take the opportunity to explore somewhere outside of your normal walking routes. While you're out, why not take the opportunity to pop into one of our libraries or museums?
Week 3 - Go Travel
This week, all Beat Boxes will give out double points during regular 'commuter' times each day of the week. If you've been thinking of ditching the car and walking to work or school, this is a perfect time to give it a go!
Week 4 - Go Wild
All Beat Boxes in parks and green spaces will give out double points this week. Wrap up warm and head out to one of our lovely parks for some nature.
Week 5 - Go Active
Every little bit of extra movement we do is good for us, so this week, why not walk, cycle, or jog a little bit further than normal?
Week 6 - Go Celebrate Final Week
Celebrate your achievements from the last 5 weeks, and squeeze in a last minute points-grab, with double points every day this week, and triple points on the last day!
Check out the video below to find out more about how to take part, or grab a card from your nearest Community Hub and get started!