What is District?
District uses the joy of discovery and uncovering hidden experiences throughout your own city to motivate active living at any level.
District brings cities to life with different series of checkpoints and challenges spread across many neighbourhoods in the city. The aim of the game is to collect as many points, badges and rewards as possible within the time limit. There's no set route or distance, so plan and create your own strategy based on your strengths. We're sure that you will go further than you ever thought possible.
How do I get started?
Download the District app from the App Store or from Google Play, register an account and you’re ready to go.
Select a District near you that suits your goals. You can’t hit all the checkpoints in the time limit, so make sure you plan carefully! Hit start, and you’re off.
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.
Is it free?
You can download the District App and explore your City today, completely free of charge. However, the District Urban Races are ticketed events. Please see the respective event page for pricing details
Are there different types of checkpoints, and how do i collect these?
Points are awarded for successfully navigating to a checkpoint, which your app will detect via GPS technology. You will receive points for reaching the checkpoint. Additional points are up for grabs at specific checkpoints when you complete the task, these are split into 3 categories:
1. Timetrial - A checkpoint where explorers must get from point A to point B in the shortest time possible. The faster the Time Trial is completed, the more points are earned.when you conquer a challenge.
2. Discovery - A checkpoint where explorers must correctly answer a question, the answer of which can be found in the immediate vicinity. Can take the form of a multiple choice quiz or typing in a number or word to be found.
3. Scan - A checkpoint where explorers must find and scan a part of the existing city infrastructure (a graffiti wall, city sign, shop front) to collect the points.
Make sure you preview the District, decide which checkpoints you want to collect, and play to your strengths.
What are District Urban Races?
District Urban Races are mass events that take place in your city. This is the ultimate District experience bringing Explorers together to discover their city like never before.
Racing individually or as a team of 4, you’ll start and finish at the centrally located District Base and use the District app to navigate through the city, collecting points as you clear Checkpoints, Time trials, Discovery questions and Scans.
There's no set route and no set distance, it's up to you to choose how you explore. Use a combination of strategy and speed to see yourself climb the leaderboard and collect the ultimate AR finisher medal.
What is the format of the District Urban Race?
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, Time trials, Discovery questions and Scans.
There's no set route and no set distance, it's up to you to choose how you explore. Navigate your way across the city and select the Checkpoints 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.
There are 3 categories to choose from - Elite (4 hours), Open (2 hours), Discovery (1 hour)
What are the different Urban Race categories?
ELITE - The toughest of all 3 categories, the Elite Grid is a 4-hour long mission with over 200 checkpoints and challenges. It is open to an exclusive group of 500 of the strongest runners looking to push themselves to the limit and explore all corners of the city. There is a prize purse for the Elite winners.
OPEN - The Open category is the main District category. The Open Grid is a 2- hour mission with over 100 checkpoints and challenges. It is created for those wanting to explore new places around their city and compete in new challenges. Explorers can join individually or as a team of 4
DISCOVERY - The Discovery Grid is a family friendly grid that’s recommended for beginners. This grid introduces Explorers to District Race with a smaller grid and a shorter 1-hour mission. There are over 50 checkpoints and challenges around the Base location. Explorers can join individually or as a team of 4*
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.
Are there prizes outside of the Urban Races?
We will be launching District Missions in each City, which is set time periods where explorers are encouraged to complete a highlighted District. Prizes will be up for grabs for Mission winners, so stay tuned to our social pages!
What if I have a question that is not covered here?
If you have any further questions, please email [email protected], and one of the team will get back to you asap.