Go explore with Beat the Street Dudley

The Beat the Street Dudley game is set to enter its Go Explore week to encourage participants to find the area’s best heritage and cultural gems.

This week is Go Explore and events include a Mystery Box event, where random Beat Boxes all across Dudley will be giving out triple points this weekend and a Wild Letter Hunt at Brierley Hill Library on 9 July 11am - 3pm.

You can pick up an activity sheet and find the letters hidden around the library. Earn double points at our Mobile Box and win great prizes. People can also post selfies of themselves playing the game and share it on twitter with the chance to win their own stuffed toy cuddly hedgehog.

So far, 22,385 participants have signed up and have together walked, cycled, run, scooted and wheeled nearly 48,000 miles across the game area.

Teams are in with a chance of winning vouchers for books or sports equipment simply by walking, cycling or rolling as far as possible between the Beat Boxes which are spaced approximately half a mile apart – hovering their cards over the Beat Boxes to score points. The further players travel, the more points they score for their community or school team.

The first Beat Box you hover your card over marks the start of your journey; walk, cycle or roll to the next one and you score 10 points. Then keep going!

There are leader boards for schools, community teams and charity teams and each is divided into total and average points to ensure that smaller teams are in with an equal chance of winning.

The game is open to anyone of any age who would like to take part and takes place across Dudley borough from Wednesday 29 June to Wednesday 10 August. These dates coincide with the Commonwealth Games period, and are part of the celebration of the Games coming to the West Midlands.

'Beat the Street Dudley' has been commissioned by Dudley Council and the Canal & River Trust with support from the National Lottery via Sport England. It is being delivered by Intelligent Health. Councillor Ian Bevan, cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, said:

"It’s great to see how people have embraced the Beat the Street game and have clocked up an impressive number of miles."

There are bonus points on offer on some Beat Boxes to help you get out and about and to find new routes to school or work, plus other local areas you may not have known about.

More information is available at beatthestreet.me/dudley.


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