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The World’s Greatest Urban Exploration Race

We were born to explore.

It's a primal instinct we've inherited from our ancestors.

The urge to explore manifests itself differently in all of us. For some, it drives them to scale mountains and run wild across urban landscapes. For others, it’s about rediscovering what they already know through different perspectives. Whatever your calling, there's a place for you in this movement called District. You control what you experience, we just believe you should explore more.

The world is yours to explore.

Urban living has limited our opportunity to explore past the comfortable and routine. No more. The District app brings cities to life in a 2 hour immersive urban exploration race, with 80 virtual checkpoints and challenges across the city brought to life by cutting edge Augmented Reality and location based technology. There's no set route and no set distance, its up to you to choose how you explore. Run your city on your terms and level up your fitness.

Have we inspired you enough? Great, enough talk. Get up, get out and start exploring.


Participants’ Journey

  1. Download the District Race app

    Register online and download the District Race App and ensure you always have the latest version.

  2. Start and Finish at the District Base

    Arrive at the District Base at least 30 mins before your wave time.

  3. Check-in at the Launchpad 15 minutes before your wave

    Get your unique QR code ready for scanning as you check-in to the Launchpad.

  4. Explore the Grid

    Navigate through as many of the 80+ checkpoints and challenges as you can and collect the points. Remember to strategise and play to your strengths.

  5. Live leaderboard

    Keep track of your ranking on the live leaderboard on the app.

  6. 2-hour time limit

    Complete your race passing through the Finish checkpoint at District Base before your time is up.

  7. AR-enabled Finisher medal

    Collect your well-deserved Finisher medal as you cross the Finish line. #weareallexplorers

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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. 80 Checkpoints & Challenges. 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 strategise and have a plan in place. This will save you time in the race.

Is this an individual or 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.

How do I collect my race pack?

Details coming soon, stay tuned.

Are there refunds?

There are no refunds available.

Can I transfer my registration to another person

We understand that change is the only constant. We’d rather you run the city, but if you can’t make it, you can transfer your registration. There will be an administration charge of $10, and you’re missing out on a potentially life-changing event. But you won’t be there to find out, will you?

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, great food and pumping music.

What if I have a question that is not covered here?

If you have any further questions, please email [email protected], and one of team will get back to you asap.

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Download now. It's free!

Login or create an account!

You can set up a District account or simply log in with Facebook!

Select your city!

Choose your race city in the drop-down menu.

Get ready for the Grid to go live!

Purchase your tickets to the world's greatest urban exploration race and run your city like never before!

You're a District explorer!

No set course, not set distance. Collect as many points as possible from the checkpoints and challenges you clear. Remember, you only have 2 hours.