It’s time to get fit for the future

Introducing Digital Dash: a new game from BT that helps kids get fit for a digital future. Designed for 7-10 year olds, it gives kids the opportunity to create, train and race their own virtual athlete, learning new digital skills along the way.

We want Digital Dash to race into as many households as possible, so we’ve made it free for everyone to play. It’s all part of our mission to empower 5 million children across the UK with the tech skills and confidence they need to make the most of the digital world.

Relive the sports day action 

The Digital Dash champion of 2020 has been crowned! It was an amazing day and a tight race, all expertly hosted by Reggie Yates and Dame Kelly Holmes. You can still see all the action from the day, just click the link below to see how the race unfolded.


Dame Kelly Holmes | Olympic gold medallist

Reggie Yates | Actor and presenter


Digital Dash Live Final


23 July 2020, 4.30pm

How it works

Download the Game

Digital Dash is available now on
Google Play and the App Store.

Create Your Athlete

Choose a name for your avatar and pick your race gear. 

Get Digitally Fit

Train your athlete and learn some new digital skills along the way.


Compete against others and try to work your way up the leaderboard. 

Inspired by experts

Digital Dash has been created by BT with challenges inspired by Barefoot – our initiative bringing computing to life in classrooms and homes throughout the UK.

Build new skills

The game introduces kids to some computational thinking basics that help lay the foundation for more advanced digital skills like coding. 

Have fun

Keep kids entertained with a game that’s challenging, fun and absolutely free. 

Influencer testimonials

The Kabs Family

We loved playing Digital Dash as it’s not only fun, but it has mini-games where we can learn, too! We learnt some new exercises while playing which we can take into our day to day life with the kids. We'll definitely be recommending to our friends.



Vicki Broadbent, founder of Honestmum and author of Mumboss/The Working Mom

BT’s new app Digital Dash is a dynamic, fun and inspirational game that is not only helping my sons, Oliver and Xander, aged 10 and 7 respectively, to learn and hone their digital skills (a life skill) but it’s also encouraged them to start sprinting and running like the avatars they’ve created. Alexander asked me if he could run a marathon when he’s older-that’s thanks to the game.



Before and again

We had so much working our brain out with some fun mathematical games as well as belly laughs when we got things wrong! We aren’t quite Olympians yet but we know we’ll have fun trying to get there (virtually!).



Zeinah Nur

Digital Dash is such a fun and interactive game with educational benefits that has kept my son and I focused on the challenges and mini-games. We loved building and training our avatar and watching whilst it competed in the races. My son has quickly adapted to how the game works and has been enjoying ever since.  



Life at no.18

A fantastic gaming app for my 10 year old encouraging learning through play with great graphics, sound, engaging colours and fun challenges. The mini-games are amazing as they challenge your focus and speed, with the algorithm being a steady favourite. Can not wait for race day!



Frequently asked questions

Is there any in-game advertising?

No. Digital Dash is 100% ad free.

Does the game include in-app purchases?

No. Digital Dash has no in-app purchases or paywalls of any kind.

Is the live final now closed? 

Yes, the live final is now closed but the game is still as action packed as ever. Download, learn new digital skills and climb the leaderboard.

Can my child still watch the live event? 

Absolutely. You can relive all of the race day action on BT’s YouTube channel.

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What prizes can they win?

The winner of the Digital Dash live event will receive £10K to spend on new tech for their school at the BT Store. The 5 runners up will each receive £4K to spend on new tech for their schools at the BT Store. 

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