Discover Harrow and stay healthy with Street Tag app

Initiative launched to get residents fit and active while exploring the borough. Street Tag converts walking, running and cycling into points. Prizes of up to £100 worth of shopping vouchers on offer.

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 will turn the parks and streets of Harrow into a virtual playground, with tag points up for grabs as residents explore their local area. It will reward schools, families, individuals 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 both schools and the general public. As an extra incentive to get started, prizes will be awarded to top 15 players across both leagues, after the first 12 weeks of the program.

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.

Workplace Leaderboard

Harrow Council and Street Tag are launching the Harrow workplace leaderboard on the 18th of October for businesses to get their staff more physically active and earn rewards.

Encouraging your staff to be physically active will increase their productivity which will, in turn, increase your business's bottom line. Let's help your staff become more physically active and engage in active travel.

Also, before the official launch on 18th October, we are organising a one-hour zoom drop-in session for businesses to learn more about the program. Join using the link below at 1pm on 6th October.

Session Link: https://bit.ly/Harrowlaunch

Please come ready to ask your questions and help spread the word to other businesses!

Published: 3rd October 2022