Man, woman and dog walking in residential area

Join Get Active in Ebbsfleet

Join the Get Active in Ebbsfleet Challenge

Getting active in a way that is good for your health and the local environment deserves more than just a pat on the back. With the BetterPoints app your physical activity can earn you rewards every time you walk, wheel, run or cycle.

Earning BetterPoints is easy! Download the BetterPoints app from the App Store or Google Play. It will track your leisure and travel activities and show how many points you’ve earned. You can turn your points into high street shopping vouchers or donate them to your favourite charity.

The Get Active in Ebbsfleet challenge is due to run until 30 September 2023. It’s about encouraging people to increase their physical activity levels, to enhance health and wellbeing in the community and improve air quality. The challenge is open to everyone who lives in Ebbsfleet Garden City, plus the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley areas.

Watch a short video here or follow these instructions to get you started:

1. Download the BetterPoints app from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

2. Tap “Join Now” in the app and fill out the registration form.

3. There will be a welcome message in your app timeline inviting you to join 'Get Active in Ebbsfleet'. Alternatively, tap the 'Challenges' tab on the bottom navigation bar and select it there.

4. Complete your baseline survey from the message in your timeline to unlock your activity rewards.

5. Tap the ▶️ Play button in the top right corner of the app to track your activities via Automatic (always on) or Manual Tracking (when you want to track a specific activity).

6. Start earning BetterPoints and BetterTickets!

How can you help me stay motivated?

With BetterPoints you can see your reward points accumulate in the app. Check out the rewards you can earn here. We will also share news of what is going on locally to help you maintain your active habit. We've got regular prize draws, plus we'll have campaigns, competitions and giveaways throughout the challenge. 

How much information do I need to share to sign up?

When you first register to use the BetterPoints app, it will ask you to provide personal details to get you started. This includes your name, email address, year of birth, location, and postcode. We also ask you to create a secure password for accessing the BetterPoints app and protecting your account. You will be asked to turn on auto-tracking: all GPS data is anonymised, aggregated and only used for reporting so that we can evaluate the impact of the challenge and ensure it continues to provide an incentive to get physically active. By sharing GPS tracked activities you are helping to make Ebbsfleet and the surrounding areas healthier, greener and more liveable places for everyone. To find out more about what we do with your information please see our Privacy Policy.

Where do I find out more about the challenge?

Visit the Get Active in Ebbsfleet FAQs page here.

Do your bit to improve health and wellbeing in the community

Mobile phone with betterpoints app.