District Race is coming to Germany for the first time in early 2020!

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Event Details

  • Where: Berlin
  • Time: TBA
  • When: TBA
  • Distance: No Set Route, No Set Distance
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District Intro

District is a movement created to inspire urban dwellers to rediscover their city and level up their fitness. There is no set route and no set distance. Start and finish wherever you want and navigate through the city with the District Race app in your hands.

With different categories, choose the grid that's best suited for you, and explore your city, via a series of virtual Checkpoints and Challenges.

Play to your strengths, strategise, and choose how you explore. Run in teams or individually and rediscover your city.

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How does it work?

You'll navigate the city with the app, aiming to score as many points as you can by reaching virtual checkpoints and mastering various challenges.

Equipped with the latest augmented reality and GPS tracking technology you will become a modern explorer of your city.

There is no given route and no given distance. You decide for yourself how much you want to run and with which strategy you and your team choose the route to reach as many points as possible.

Because each challenge builds on different skills, such as speed, creativity, local knowledge, and problem-solving skills, each participant or team has its own optimal solution that meets your strengths.

Track your progress on live leaderboards, be rewarded and level up your fitness.

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About District Race

EXPLORE DISTRICT, probably the most exciting running format comes to Germany and combines running and gaming.

As XLETIX GmbH, we are one of Germany's biggest sports events organizers and this year we are moving over 250,000 people to the XLETIX Challenge, the Muddy Angel Run and the BARMER Women's Run. In 2019 we launch together with District Technologies Pte Ltd the world's most exciting Urban Exploration Game in Berlin: District Urban Races!

Download the District App to play virtual missions and become part of a whole new community of explorers.

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What is District?
District is the world's greatest urban exploration race. Powered by cutting edge technology, we bring cities to life as never before. District is a movement created to inspire urban dwellers to rediscover their city and level up their fitness. The world is yours to explore.
What is the format of the race?
1 City. 50 - 100 Checkpoints and Challenges. 1 - 2 Hours. You’ll start and finish at the centrally located District Base and then use the District app to navigate through the city, collecting points as you clear Checkpoints and Challenges. There's no set route and no set distance, its up to you to choose how you explore. Navigate your way across the city and select the Challenges you tackle to play to your strengths. Use a combination of strategy and speed to see yourself climb the leaderboard and collect the ultimate AR finisher medal at the finish line.
Can I use a bike, scooter or motorised vehicle in the race?
No. Leave your laziness at the door and level up your fitness. You can only navigate across the city on foot. The District app has a speed limit detector and our District spies on the Grid will look out for cheats.
Can anyone take part in the District Race?
Yes, District has something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hardcore runner or just starting out on your fitness journey. We don’t pretend to be on the hunt for the next Usain Bolt. Get a bunch of friends together, fuel each other’s curiosity and explore your city like never before.
What is the difference between a Checkpoint and a Challenge?
Points are awarded for successfully navigating to a checkpoint or challenge. Additional points are up for grabs when you conquer a challenge. Check out the skills you’ll need to complete each challenge and choose carefully, playing to your strengths.
How do I get started?
Register via, We accept all main modes of payment. Download the District app and check out our pre-race social challenges. The Grid will be released 24 hours prior to the event day. Take this time to strategize and have a plan in place. This will save you time in the race.
How do I win?
Winners will be identified with the following criteria: 1. Highest Score 2. Shortest time taken to achieve that score in the event of a tie.
Is this an individual or a team event?
District is an individual event but we encourage you to form an alliance with your friends and explore together if that’s your thing.
What comes with my registration?
Explore your city in style. You’ll be decked out in our unique event T-shirt and awarded the ultimate AR finisher medal.
What happens at the District Base?
The Base is the heart of the District race, bringing together District explorers before they journey out onto the Grid. Located in the heart of city, District racers can experience awesome tech focussed activities, augmented reality games and pumping music.
What if I have a question that is not covered here?
If you have any further questions, please email district[at] and someone from the team will get back to you asap.