Beat the Street Maldon enters its final week as local schools battle for the win

By Chloe Brewster

19th Jun 2024 | Local News

These 'Beat Boxes' have been spotted all around the Maldon District. (Photo taken in Southminster by Sue Brewster)
These 'Beat Boxes' have been spotted all around the Maldon District. (Photo taken in Southminster by Sue Brewster)

The final push for points has started as Beat the Street, the giant game taking place across Maldon District draws to a close.

From today (June 19) until the end of the game on June 26, the game will mark 'Go Celebrate' week, in which every 'Beat Box' in the game will be giving out double points.

At 7 pm on the last day, the leaderboards will be taken down and the winners announced shortly after the competition.

Beat the Street Maldon District is a free, interactive game that encourages people to walk, cycle and wheel for prizes.

A total of 5,191 people have signed up for the game so far, and have together walked, cycled, wheeled, run and scooted an incredible 31,908 miles so far in the competition.

Currently, All Saints Maldon CofE School is top of the total points leaderboard, with Wentworth Primary School in second and Maylandsea Community Primary School in third.

On the average points leaderboard, Little Sportsters is top, with Free Doughnuts in second and Nurture with Nature Essex in third.

However, with bonus points all week, this could change by 26th June!

The game has been commissioned by Maldon District Council and is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Essex County Council and the National Lottery via Sport England. It is being delivered by Intelligent Health.

Beat the Street was created by GP Dr William Bird to encourage people to explore their local areas and to make exercise fun. More than 1.8 million people have played Beat the Street so far, in more than 120 locations across the UK, including Glasgow, Llanelli, Sheffield and Torbay. 

Beat the Street has a significant impact on increasing levels of physical activity among adults and children. It also helps reduce congestion, improving air quality, and helps families spend time together, exploring local green spaces. 

The winners will be available online and on social media at @BTSMaldonDIst.


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