Get Active for the Games Challenge

04 March 2022

Earn 50% more daily points for Active Travel

To mark 100 days before the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games commence, and to celebrate Warwick District hosting the lawn and para bowls, and the cycling road race, we are bringing you some boosted rewards from 19th April.

Birmingham 2022 wants to be the first Commonwealth Games with a carbon-neutral legacy and set a benchmark for future Games. To help achieve that they want everyone involved and attending to choose low-emissions travel, especially active travel such as walking, wheeling, and cycling.

From 19th April to 28th June, we want you to set the example, and channel your inner athlete, by travelling actively as much as possible in the lead up to the Games.

By "Getting Active for the Games" you can earn the following rewards:

Daily Bonus

Earn extra 1 BetterPoint per minute for walking, wheeling, running or cycling for up to 20 minutes per day. This is on top of your existing Active Travel reward.

Marathon Prize Draw

Can you walk or run the marathon race distance of 26.2 miles in 10 weeks? This equates to approximately 1.5 laps of an athletics track every day for 70 days.

By doing so, you will earn 1 BetterTicket into our Prize Draw, for a chance to win:

  • 1 x Commonwealth Games hoodie worth £50
  • 3 x Commonwealth Games water bottles worth £10
  • 2 x free 7 day pass at either St. Nicholas Park or Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre.

Road Race Prize Draw

Can you cycle the women's road race distance of 69.5 miles in 10 weeks? This equates to approximately 6 laps of a velodrome track every day for 70 days.

By doing so, you will earn 1 BetterTicket into our Prize Draw, for a chance to win:

  • 1 x Commonwealth Games hoodie worth £50
  • 2 x Commonwealth Games water bottles worth £10
  • 2 x free 7 day pass at either St Nicholas Park or Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre.

Streak Medals

Can you travel actively for 30 consecutive days during the challenge? If you can, you will become the most decorated Commonwealth Games athletes of all time with 19 medals - one for each sport featuring in this year's Games!

Interested in attending the Games?

Tickets can be purchased from the official Birmingham 2022 website here.

If you are planning to attend either the lawn or para bowls, or cycling road race, you could be in line for some bonus rewards by choosing to travel actively to the events. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks.

I am not signed up to BetterPoints...how do I join?

  1. Download the BetterPoints app for free from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Complete the registration form and then join the 'Choose How You Move Warwick District' challenge from the invitation in your app timeline.

For more information about how to take part, tap or click here.