07.00 – 07.45 Check in – registration
07.45 – 08.00 Welcome/Race briefing
08.00Race flag off
11.30Closing & prize giving
12.00Lunch & wrapping up
NOTE: Similar to the 2016 race there will be cash prizes, and there will opportunities for brains to triumph over brawn with our heritage quiz. This upcoming race promises to be even more fun and fast paced than the previous one. Everyone, young, old, visitors and residents will have a good chance of winning the top prizes. www.kuchingheritage.com
THE KUCHING HERITAGE RACE IS BACK for its second run and promises to be bigger, better and tougher than the last. Building on the best of last year, the new race has a new route and a new set of challenges that will test the wits and wiles of all comers. Whether a first timer or a new face, this race can be for you!
January 2016 saw 156 participants in 42 teams race and chase through Kuching’s most well- known heritage sites with a fun- packed activity at each location. The teams – some old, some young, a mix of colleagues, friends, family – had a chance at a great day out, trying their hand at activities which are specially Sarawak, such as games from our childhoods, tricks of our trades or tastes from our past. This year, the race is going off the beaten track to dig out some heritage gems that may not even be known to locals. Expect the unexpected as we explore Kuching’s various communities and their links from the past right up to the present day and beyond.
By popular demand, we have upped the activities but the fun factor remains unchanged. Back from last year are the copious cash prizes and the chance to support two great causes.
Once again, the race on 14 January 2017 is open to anyone, in teams of between 2 and 6 people, whether motivated by the history or the future possibility of a cash prize! This year our goody bags are hand crafted by the members of the Ten Ringgit Club, one of the worthy causes that this race supports. On top of that, all profits from the race will go direct to two charities – one social and one cultural. The Ten Ringgit club runs a wonderful school for marginalized children in the Miri area, supporting their learning in Maths and English and giving them a sense of belonging. The rest will go towards the restoration of Banglo Segu, one of the heritage jewels in Sarawak’s crown, supported by Friends of Sarawak Museum.
All participants will receive a goody bag, hand crafted by the members of the Ten Ringgit Club, one of the worthy causes this race supports.
So, sign up and say hello to Sarawak’s heritage! Whether you wish to sponsor, support, volunteer or participate, just visit www.kuchingheritage.com for all the details. Let’s start building a new tradition today!