Beatthe Streets

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

Around one in five Doon­hamers are try­ing to stay healthy by tak­ing part in a phys­i­cal chal­lenge.

The Beat The Street scheme sees par­tic­i­pants tap­ping key­cards against spe­cial boxes across the town in a bid to win prizes.

Or­gan­is­ers In­tel­li­gent Health for Dum­fries and Gal­loway Coun­cil, say that since the game was launched a fort­night ago, more than 7,900 play­ers have signed up.

And they’ve clocked up an amaz­ing 68,901 miles al­ready.

In Dum­fries, pri­mary schools are lead­ing the way with Heath­hall Pri­mary School top­ping the points leader­board.

Dum­fries Po­lice Com­mu­nity heads the to­tal av­er­age points leader­board.

There is the chance to col­lect dou­ble points at the Queen of the South vs Greenock Mor­ton game to­mor­row as an ex­tra mo­bile box will be in place on Port­land Drive.

Also, any­one who shares a selfie of them­selves on Beat The Street Dum­fries Face­book or Twit­ter pages, while play­ing the game, has the chance of win­ning one of five spe­cial Beat the Street cud­dly hedge­hogs and goody bags.

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