AN APP that rewards you to get fit by walking and cycling to earn tags which mean prizes has been launched.

Street Tag is an app that turns physical activity into a game and converts walking, running, and cycling into Street Tag points.

Now launched in Didcot the app is turning streets and parks across Oxfordshire into a giant virtual playground.

The family-friendly game can be played as an individual or in a team. It rewards primary schools, families, individuals, and communities for their physical activities such as walking, running, cycling.

When playing Street Tag, you can record the distance you have walked, run or cycled by scanning virtual tags with your smartphone at various geographic locations.

Watch your total distance accumulate and see how you far you climb up the local leader board and compare with other players.

The app can run in the background, so it automatically collects tags in a 40-metre radius allowing you to focus on your journey and not your phone.

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Games last for 12 weeks and in that time, competitors can compare with each other to hit the top of the leader board and become the winners.

If you reach the top of the leader board you can get rewards and the chance to win prizes from Street Tag.

The prizes include Amazon vouchers, gift cards and sports equipment.

Street Tag can also be played by primary schools which can also win vouchers and prizes for their school.

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The top three schools on each of the district leader boards will be rewarded with £50 for Parent Teacher Associations at the end of each 12-week season.

The top two schools from each district in seasons one and two will be entered in the Street Tag Oxfordshire School Games Finals.

The finalists will then compete to be recognised as the most active schools in the county.