Beat the Street Campaign to Encourage Healthy Activity

Beat the Street is a fun new initiative which will be taking place in Dublin this September. The competition is open to absolutely everyone, including schools, community groups and businesses and is completely free to take part.
 
This initiative in Dublin is being delivered by Intelligent Health on behalf of Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership, Dublin City Council, Healthy Ireland, The Dormant Accounts Fund and Sport Ireland.
 
Best of all it is free, engaging and simple to play!
 
Develiped to get kids and communities moving Beat the Street is designed to inspire people to make small changes, such as walking or cycling to school every day, to improve their health. Beat the Street is designed to inspire people to make small changes, such as walking or cycling to school every day, to improve their health. In 2016, 865 schools played the game and more than 300,000 people took part. 
 
As well as major health benefits to the community, participating in activity such as Beat the Street each day has been shown to dramatically improve concentration levels of children in class and adults at work. 


How does it work?

‘Beat Boxes’ are positioned throughout the area and players receive a card which they tap on the Beat Boxes as they walk, cycle, or scoot around town, earning points for themselves and their team.  The more boxes you tap, the more points you earn giving you the chance to win some great spot prizes.  Players can view their progress online at beatthestreet.me/dublin.
 

Community cohesion

Beat the Street inspires people to explore their local area and in previous projects help communities bond and get healthy.  All of this is provided free to participants with the aim of encouraging the whole community to take part in a fun active challenge.  If you would like to become a team please let me know.  Teams can be made up from throughout the community such as libraries, yoga groups, firemen, drama and office teams.