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Saturday, March 3, 2018
District Race Singapore 2018 #weareallexplorers
Mind blowing, what a unique race!! This morning I took part in the first District Race Singapore, the world's greatest urban exploration race. What's so different regarding this race is that, unlike other races which have a standard route, this race have no defined route.
This race has 80 checkpoints and challenges and a time limit of 2 hours. Armed with their District app, participants will have to plan their own route and try to get to as many checkpoints and challenges as possible. The checkpoints and challenges are like little dots on the map of the District app. When we reached the little dots, for checkpoints, we will scored the related points. As for challenges, there are a few kinds of challenges, which upon completion, we will get the points.
This race you can do it alone, but I feel that it is more fun doing with a group of friends. A few days before the race, me and my friends did strategies which route should we take in order to score more points. Even during the race, it was fun deciding at the last minute whether we should run towards a checkpoint which we didn't plan beforehand. Another interesting part is that with the 2 hours time limit, we need to be mindful how far we are away from the finish point and how much time we need to reach it.
Personally, I think District Race Singapore 2018 is a success. Me and my friends did enjoy the race very much. I really hope they can organize it again next year.