Have a sunshine stroll and earn double Beat The Street points in Stevenage this weekend

There are double Beat The Street points on offer this weekend

There are double Beat The Street points on offer this weekend - Credit: Archant

There’s a glorious summer weekend forecast, and the team promoting Stevenage’s Beat The Street fitness initiative are encouraging everyone to step out and enjoy the sunshine with a tempting double points offer.

Over four days from 7am tomorrow, Friday, anyone checking in at beat box 322 in Monks Wood, off Valley Way, or number 344 in St Nicholas Park, off Pilgrims Way, will get twice as much credit for their team’s total.

Every time someone checks in at one of the hundreds of beat boxes set up around the town for the six-week promotion the points they earn can take them closer to possible prizes as well as boosting Stevenage’s overall walking total.

Herts County Council-backed Beat The Street is running in four areas of the county with identified health issues, in a bid to get people to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Youngsters in Stevenage have been captivated by the challenge, and the number of miles clocked up since the launch of the scheme at the beginning of June has surged.

The double points offer runs until 7pm on Monday.

County Hall’s cabinet member for public health Councillor Teresa Heritage said: “The competition is really encouraging people to get more active, which will have tremendous benefits for their long term health and wellbeing.

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“We’re half way to our 500,000 mile target, so please take advantage of the glorious weather and the double points offer this weekend and get tapping!”

Cards can be picked up from a range of local outlets or you may have been given one by your child’s school. Simply register the card or fob on the website and start tapping. You can watch your points go up and miles travelled via the website.

The beat boxes are around half a mile apart – maps are available on the website. Remember you have to tap two or more boxes as part of your journey to collect points and you must register your card to be in with a chance of winning great prizes, including cash prizes for the winning teams. A £4,000 donation will also be made to charity if Hertfordshire reaches its 500,000 mile target.

To find out more visit www.herts.beatthestreet.me

Click here for more information about other health initiatives in Hertfordshire.