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How to play

Aim of the game

Earn as many points as possible for you and your team by walking, running, scooting, cycling or rolling between Beat Boxes across Northampton - .

Set Up

Children aged 11 and under play with a Beat the Street fob, which they will receive from their school. Anyone aged 12 and above plays with a Beat the Street card. Create your account online, and once you've collected your card or fob, connect your fob to your account. Each player will need their own account. Use the Beat Box map to plan your route and get going!

The game in Northampton runs from 0.01am on until 7pm on .

Please be aware these dates are subject to change. We are working alongside Northampton's public health advisors to ensure the game can be launched safely.

Playing the game

  1. Find Beat Boxes nearest to you on the map.
  2. Hover your card or fob in front of the Beat Box until it beeps and flashes.
  3. Walk, cycle, run or scoot to a different Beat Box within an hour.
  4. Swipe the Beat Box with your card and fob until it beeps and flashes to score 10 points.
  5. Now carry on your journey and score more points for each extra Beat Box you swipe.

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How to play - step by step

Win Beat the Street

The teams at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the game win hundreds of pounds worth of vouchers. There are leaderboards for school & community teams. Highest average and highest points prizes are available.

Registered players can also win weekly Lucky Box prizes and Beat the Street goodies for taking part.

Children can also complete challenges and receive certificates.

Hints & Tips

Create an account and connect your card or fob to join a team, track your points and win prizes. Help your team by getting friends and family to join in the game - further cards are available through local distribution points.

Play Beat the Street on your way to school or work, or play at weekends.

If more than an hour passes since swiping a Beat Box you will need to start a new journey.

Keep track of your points and team's position on this website.

Follow Beat the Street Northampton on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram to find out about extra events, bonus points and even more prizes!

Every week there will be something new so look out for details on the website, social media or sign up to our e-newsletter to keep up to date!


Beat Box - contactless card and fob reader attached to street furniture across your area.

Card - contactless cards for adults to hover against Beat Boxes to score points. The card needs to be registered online to join a team.

Fob - contactless keyring for children under 11 to swipe against Beat Boxes to score points. These should be registered online to monitor points and miles and to be in with a chance to win individual prizes. However, there is no requirement to as these come pre-assigned to school teams and will automatically contribute to the team's total - but you will not be able to monitor individual performance.

Lucky Box- draws will take place throughout the game where a swipe on a Beat Box from a registered player will be awarded a prize.

Cheating - driving between Beat Boxes, swiping multiple cards and fobs per person (this refers to one person swiping multiple cards and fobs), or using someone else's card or fob constitutes as cheating.

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