Wolverhampton’s Beat the Street challenge has come to an incredible conclusion, with residents travelling the equivalent of more than twice around the world.

Some 9,579 players joined the giant physical activity game, walking, cycling and rolling 60,888 miles in 4 weeks, with the winning schools, teams and individuals announced on the Beat the Street website. 

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “It has been another amazing game of Beat the Street in Wolverhampton and we’d like to thank everyone who took part.  

“This is one of the first times that the game has taken place during the school holidays and we’re delighted that it has proved to be such a hit, with lots of people getting in touch to tell us that they really enjoyed the weekly challenges and getting active with their families. 

“I would like to congratulate the winning schools, teams and individuals, and thank everyone who got out and about, visited the Beat Boxes dotted around the city and got tapping. 

“We hope that people will continue to enjoy being active, whether that is walking or cycling to school or work or just making time to enjoy physical exercise in the great outdoors.”

Players are encouraged to keep hold of their Beat the Street cards and fobs and keep their eyes peeled for offers and prize draws coming up over the next couple of months.

For more information please visit Beat the Street or follow @BTSWolves on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Beat the Street was delivered by Intelligent Health with funding from the National Lottery via Sport England and formed a key part of the council’s Yo! Summer Festival, which is offering hundreds of events across the city, many free of charge, to keep children, young people and their families active and entertained.