Promising a brand-new experience that gets participants exploring their city, the first urban exploration race in the world, District Race is making its first stop right here in Singapore.
Happening on 3 March at the Meadow, Gardens by the bay, District Race will bring the city to life through cutting-edge augmented reality and location-based technologies via the District mobile app. The adventurous can anticipate more than 80 virtual checkpoints and challenges which are spread across the city creating a race course known as The Grid, which consists of five districts – Gardens, Chinatown, Downtown, Uptown and Kallang.
Each district has its own theme, inspired by its history and current purpose. Kallang and Garden offer a more physically-challenging experience, Chinatown for its heritage, and the Uptown and Downtown district are for those who relish intellectual thrills. With only two hours to navigate through them, explorers have to collect as many points as possible by clearing virtual checkpoints and challenges.
With 13 checkpoints, three challenges and one bonus challenge in each district, and no set route and no set distance, participants can strategize and plan their own routes, choosing which checkpoints and challenges to clear that will maximize their point score.
There are three different types of challenges, namely Quiz, Time Trial, and Scan Challenge. Each challenge requires different skills to tackle it – speed, city knowledge, dexterity and problem-solving skills, and participants can choose which challenges to take on that play to their strengths.
Making the race more exciting is a live leaderboard built within the District app that tracks participants with the highest points in real time. Attractive prizes totaling to above SGD15,000 from Adidas, MasterCard, Garmin, Pure Fitness and XY Hotel awaits. In addition, all participants also stand a chance to win a host of exciting prizes including three pairs of coveted tickets to a luxury yacht escapade with free-flow champagne and curated canapes onboard The Captain’s Club, valued at SGD4,500.
What to look forward to at the first-ever District Race
The District Base where all explorers will start and finish is at The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay. Explorers can try their hand out at awesome tech experiences including augmented reality and virtual reality activities such as AR-puzzles, basketball and slingshot games; join in recovery classes, yoga and immersive bike experiences conducted by Pure Fitness and Pure Yoga; or watch a live graffiti painting of the five Singapore districts by a local artist.
In addition, racers can also refresh themselves at the District Base in the beer garden by Strongbow Cider and Kirin Ichiban, enjoy ice creams, milkshakes and more, alongside pumping music from start to end.
Tickets are available on the District Race website at SGD80 each