Stranraer’s big game

9 year old Gemma Casey from Stranraer.
9 year old Gemma Casey from Stranraer.

The Beat the Street town-wide game hit Stranraer with hundreds kids and parents out walking between the 20 boxes in Stranraer. One of the early kids to ‘beat the street’ was 9 year old Gemma Casey from Stranraer.

More than 3,000 people in Stranraer have run, walked and cycled over 20,000 miles for Beat the Street – a free competition that challenges people to run, walk and cycle as far as possible.

Running from 31 August to 12 October, Beat the Street is transforming Stranraer into a giant playground. On lampposts across the tow are special ‘Beat Boxes’. Players are encouraged to pick up a Beat the Street card at their nearest GP surgery, leisure centre or library and tap the Beat Boxes as they walk, run or cycle through Stranraer – collecting points for how far they travel.

Currently in the lead for total miles travelled are Belmont Primary School who have walk, ran and cycled more than 3,000 miles.