Beat the street

Beat the Street is a real-life walking and cycling challenge, which aims to get the whole community in Watford moving.

Published: Wednesday, 27th May 2015

It’s free, fun and simple to take part. Earn points and win prizes by tapping special cards onto sensors known as Beat Boxes, as you walk, cycle or run around Watford at times to suit you.

The boxes will be placed on lamp posts around the town and will be activated from Wednesday 3 June. Tapping two boxes within an hour records your journey. How far can you go? The more boxes that are tapped the more points you will score.

We’re challenging everyone to play this walking and cycling game and join in the race to space!

It runs from Wednesday 3 June to Wednesday 15 July.

Did you know? Walking just half an hour a day is a great way to improve your health and reduce the risks of illness, including heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Plus it is a good mood-booster.

Register online at Beat the Street from Wednesday 20 May to win great prizes, find the Beat Box locations, see your points and follow distance travelled. Or you can complete a short registration form by visiting the Watford Central library or the North Watford library. You can even join a team and watch it move up the leader board and see how far we can travel into space! Once you have registered you can pick up a free Beat the Street card from your local GP, library or leisure centre.
The full details are on Beat the Street. You can also check out our Facebook page, Beat the Street Herts, or our Twitter feed @btsherts #beatthestreet. To set up a team, please email by 20 May 2015.

This initiative is run by Intelligent Health on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council Public Health. For more information about keeping fit and eating healthily visit

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