Double points bonanza during summer festival

The Beat the Street beat box and card,

The Beat the Street beat box and card, - Credit: Archant

Organisers of Lowestoft's Beat the Street challenge have announced there will be double points on certain boxes during the town's Summer Festival.

Between 8am and 8pm from July 16 to 19, boxes six, 10, 24, 26, 27, 67 and 72 will all award double points to anyone swiping them.

The Beat Boxes giving bonus points are in the town centre and along the seafront, close to all the action for next weekend's festival.

And at the halfway point of the competition, Lowestoft has collectively walked, cycled and run nearly 100,000 miles.

After smashing the first target of 25,000 miles, walkers are well on their way to the new goal of 150,000 miles.

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Organisers donated £1,500 to the Lowestoft Summer Festival when walkers reached the first target, and have pledged a further £1,500 if the new, higher target is met.

Currently, Pakefield Primary School tops the overall leaderboard with the team having walked more than 8,500 miles.

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But Corton Primary School is at the top of the average points leaderboard, having racked up almost 7,500 miles between 201 team members.

Phil Aves of Lowestoft Rising - the organisation that is running the scheme, added: 'Lowestoft has really got behind the Beat the Street project and there are noticeably more people and families out and about walking, cycling, running and scooting.

'We'd really like to see Lowestoft residents getting out there and tapping as much as possible in the remaining two weeks.

'As well as getting active, you might win a lucky tap prize, but also you'll be helping the town towards its 150,000 mile target so that the charity prize money can be released.'

People can still pick up their Beat the Street swipe cards at libraries around town, as well as the Waterlane Leisure Centre.

Tap two 'beat boxes' within an hour to record a journey and score points.

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