We’ve joined forces with Street Tag – a family friendly app to help residents get out, explore the borough and win Tesco shopping vouchers worth up to £100.
The app turns the parks and streets of Harrow into a virtual playground, with tag points up for grabs as residents explore their local area.
It rewards schools, families, individuals, workplaces and communities for keeping active - making physical activity fun by converting walking, running, and cycling into Street Tag points (tags).
Residents can compete in teams or go at it alone to top the leaderboard and win prizes. Points are earned by actively walking, running or cycling to and from places, in addition to collecting virtual tags that have been scattered throughout the community.
Tags can also be found on school routes, in local parks, at local events. Every 12 weeks, those earning the most points while collecting virtual tags will win a prize.
There is also a bi-monthly prize draw, where 300 virtual tags need to be collected and 40,000 steps the two months.
Cllr Pritesh Patel, Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Public Health said:
“We all know about the benefits of regular exercise, but sometimes we need a little encouragement. Street Tag is a great way to motivate families, children and young people to both explore the borough and get active together.”
To help you get involved and earn points from everyday activities you could turn your work or school commute into a game, go out for walks with the family to explore the local area or even just walk the dog.
As the app runs in the background, there is no need to worry about bringing out your phone. It will automatically collect tags in a 40-metre radius allowing you to focus.
In addition to the app, we also see the launch of Harrow leagues for schools, workplaces and the general public. As an extra incentive to get started, prizes will be awarded to top 15 players.
How you can join
Download Street Tag today from Google Play or the Apple App Store and start collecting points whenever you come within 40 metres of tags.
The further you travel to find them, the more points generated. For more information on how to access Street Tag including adding member to your teams go to Streettag.co.uk.
Season 2 Community Winners
We have crowned our new Harrow Community team winners for this Leaderboard season! The Champions of this season are meSwalker.
They clinched the first place position with a whopping 4,504,510 points.
Second place finish goes to HarrowCycleHub with 2,636,960 points.
Third place finish goes to PN with 1,868,950 points.
Congratulations to the winners, and well done to everyone who participated.
This season's leaderboard achieved over 20 million steps, 57103 tags were collected, and over 36648.8386 active miles were covered.