Beat the Street game continues to prove popular throughout Rutherglen and Cambuslang

By Jonathan Geddes

The Beat the Street game has continued to prove popular as it enters its third week in Rutherglen and Cambuslang.

This week the theme is Go Wild, based all around nature and with the aim of encouraging local residents in the Royal Burgh to explore their local parks, waterways and green spaces.

There are double points available on Beat Boxes near green spaces, waterways and parks on Saturday and Sunday.

Additionally, Beat the Street players are invited to take part in Grow 73’s Bee Line Walk with double points on Beat Boxes 2, 10, 16, 28 and the mobile Beat Box, which will be found next to the Rutherglen Lawn Tennis Club Burnside Courts from 8am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

More than 8000 people have signed up and have together walked, cycled and wheeled their way to more than 77,000 miles.

By reaching the 60,000 mile mark, players have unlocked the first £100 donation for Kilbryde Hospice. A second £100 donation will be donated if players reach 80,000 miles.

There are leaderboards for school, community, workplace teams and individuals. The top school teams on the total and average points leaderboards will each win £300 of sport or book vouchers.

Councillor John Ross, the leader of South Lanarkshire Council, said: “This week is all about getting out and about and exploring the wonderful green spaces and waterways in the area.

"Why not ‘Go Wild’ this weekend and get double points in parks, greens spaces and along waterways”.

Anyone of any age is invited to take part in the free game and locals can still get involved for the remaining weeks.

Visit here for further details on getting involved, with the game scheduled to run through until October 27.

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