Tired of the usual running routes? Join District Race Singapore 2019 and set your own. Plus, you will discover exciting parts of Singapore you didn’t know about.
If you can visualise your running routes and are out of fresh spots to cover, it’s time to take things to the next level. The District Race Singapore 2019 offers you the chance to run whichever way you want, and game at the same time. Think Pokemon Go and Ingress. You can even rope in your friends and family to conquer this together!
What’s the District Race about?
Using the District Race app that combines augmented reality and location-based technology, you’ll start and finish at the same point, and navigate through virtual checkpoints and challenges to collect as many points as possible within a 1- or 2-hour limit.
There are three types of challenges: the Scan Challenge, Discovery Challenge, and Time Trial Challenge. Each challenge will test participants’ skills such as speed, city knowledge, dexterity and problem-solving. As there’s no set route or distance, it’s up to you to strategise and plan your journey. You can track your progress on the live leaderboards hosted on the District Race app.
Think of this as a game, and a chance to explore Singapore from a fresh perspective while clocking steps and mileage. Join as an individual or round up a team of four. You may even win some awesome prizes!
What are the categories?
OPEN – The Open category is a 2-hour race with over 100 checkpoints and challenges. It is created for those wanting to explore new places around their city and compete in new challenges. Join individually or as a team of 4*.
DISCOVERY – The Discovery category is a 1-hour race with over 50 checkpoints and challenges around the Base location. It is designed for beginners and families. Join individually or as a team of 4*.
*Teams of 4 receive a 10% discount at registration.
What’s in the District Race Kit?
Each ticket comes with a District Race Kit including a District Race T-shirt, drawstring bag, and an exclusive District Race Singapore AR enabled, finisher medal. Designed by homegrown street artist Pure Libre, the medal is inspired by local icons and heritage.
District Race Singapore 2019 Event Details
Date: October 20, 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 7am to 4pm
Venue: The Meadow @ Gardens by the Bay
Price: SGD 50-60 (To buy tickets, click here)
From young families looking for a fun weekend activity, to elite runners who want to conquer a new challenge, District Race Singapore 2019 is designed to be an unforgettable experience for all.
How can one train for the District Race?
It certainly helps to keep up with your training runs, to ensure optimum stamina and performance. Another great way to prep is to download the District Race app and familiarise yourself with it.
Try out the MSIG Biodiversity Trail that’s launched in partnership with MSIG. Set in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, this trail lets you practise strategising and planning your route, such as choosing which checkpoints and challenges to clear, in order to maximise your points within the 60-minute time limit per session.
Some of these challenges include hunting for clues in the Botanic Gardens, capturing an Augmented Reality scan of the surroundings, or doing short sprints known as time trials. By doing them, you will improve your gaming skills, cardio fitness, and learn fun facts about local biodiversity too.
Good to know: Those who collect 3,000 points or more per session or complete at least 30 checkpoints and challenges per session will be rewarded with travel insurance discount and shopping vouchers from MSIG.
The District Race app is now available for download via the App Store and Google Play. Visit District Race Singapore’s website for more information and follow District Race Singapore on Facebook (DistrictRaceSG) and Instagram (@exploredistrictsg) for the latest updates.