Beat The Street enters a new GoActive phase to encourage healthy behaviour

The Beat the Street challenge taking place across Motherwell, Wishaw, Bellshill and Shotts has entered its Go Active themed week, to encourage participants to find new activities and sports to try out.

This means that participants are encouraged to go out and try something new that will help them continue to keep up their new active habits after the Beat the Street competition comes to an end on October 27.

More than 12,300 people have signed up to play the Beat the Street North Lanarkshire game and have together walked, cycled, wheeled, run, and scooted an incredible 57,360 miles so far in the competition.

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The achievement means that organisers are continuing to raise money for St Andrew’s Hospice.

After reaching a collective active travel mileage of 52,000 miles, the second donation of £100 has been raised for the hospice. A further £100 will be donated if players can reach 62,000 miles.

Anyone of any age is invited to take part in the free game and you can still get involved by picking up a card from one of the distribution points listed at www.beatthestreet.me/northlanarkshire.

Knowetop Primary School currently tops the total points leaderboard and the Happy Volunteers are top of the average points leaderboard.

Councillor Jim Logue, Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, said: “The aim of Beat the Street is to encourage communities to become more active and to incorporate those healthy habits into their lifestyles over the long-term so they become part of people’s lifestyle.

Youngsters in Shotts are among those who have joined in with the Beat the Street challenge in North Lanarkshire
Youngsters in Shotts are among those who have joined in with the Beat the Street challenge in North Lanarkshire
(Image: Helen Barrington/Wishaw Press)

“The Go Active themed week is a celebration of all the ways you can get moving in and around the area and a fabulous opportunity to try out something new without any pressure.

“Beat the Street is a fantastic, free-to-enter initiative and anyone can get involved. As well as encouraging you to get active which will have a hugely positive impact on your health, you could also help support a community team to win a prize.”

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Daily Record – Motherwell