Friday, April 19, 2024

Thurrock residents “Beat the Street” walk around the world in record time.

THEbeatit aim of the borough-wide game was to walk a collective distance of 25,000 miles in around seven weeks. The target was smashed within ten days of the start of the game and now the challenge is on to circle the globe again.

Cllr Barbara Rice, portfolio holder for health, said: “I feel so proud of Thurrock. This is such an amazing achievement and we still have another four weeks to go. I urge anyone who hasn’t taken part to get a card today and join in the game. It’s great fun and great for your health.”

Around 20,000 people have already registered and are competing as teams in schools, community groups, workplaces and as individuals.

The top five teams who score the most points by walking the furthest will share a cash prize for their chosen charity or cause. There are also spot prizes, many donated by local businesses.

There are over 100 Beat Boxes in Thurrock to tap onto and collect points. This weekend there will be an extra two at Horndon-on-the-Hill Feast & Fayre (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June) so take your Beat Box cards and fobs along with you.

To find out more about Beat the Street Thurrock including league tables and special events to keep you walking go to


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