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Walking challenge for Lowestoft officially launched

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 June 2015

The launch of Beat the Street at Northfields St Nicholas

The launch of Beat the Street at Northfields St Nicholas

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A campaign to get Lowestoft walking was officially launched at a primary school this week.

Get started from Monday

From Monday, anyone can collect a free card from their local library, GP practice or leisure centre, and sign up online at www.lowestoft.beatthestreet.me, which also has a full list of all the places stocking cards. Schoolchildren will get a free card through their school.

Then, cardholders sign up to be part of a school team and tap in at various locations around the town, and the team who travels the furthest can win up to £1,000.

There will be a walk at 7.30am on Monday, June 22 starting from the South Pier along the prom and sea front to Pakefield. It will take about an hour, but participants do not have to complete the whole walk.

There will be bonus points for taking part and free parking at Royal Green Car Park.

Beat the Street aims to encourage people to walk around the town and combat physical inactivity and be in with the chance of winning some money in the process.

It was launched at Northfields St Nicholas Primary School this week, helped by pupils from East Point Academy, Poplars Primary School and the Ashley Academy.

Northfields Primary School PE teacher Ollie Winram said: “I think it’s an amazing project and great for the children as well as for the local area.

“It’s a brilliant way of involving the whole community and getting everyone more active.”

Are you organising a community event in Lowestoft? Email polly.grice@archant.co.uk

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