2 June 2014

Heritage Race a golden opportunity for a HR day

The organisers of the inaugural Heritage Race are looking for volunteers and participants, and inviting businesses to make it a HR day. According to the official website, the race "is a travel industry-led event that serves two purposes – to uncover local stories about places and to raise funds for the underprivileged and vulnerable elderly."
Source: Web in Travel. Pre-war houses in Balestier.

The race is owned by Wired Ventures, co-organised in Singapore with the Ramada & Days Hotels Singapore at Zhongshan Park and supported by Web In Travel, a community for anyone passionate about travel technology, distribution and marketing. Held as part of the Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB's) 50th anniversary celebrations in 2014, the Heritage Race is supported by the STB as well as other industry partners including the National Heritage Board.

To be held June 12, the half-day event is designed to put “a rainbow” in the lives of the aged residents who live in the Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home

The race covers a route around the Balestier Heritage Trail and participants will have to uncover 20 identified heritage sites on the Balestier Heritage Trail, curated by Ramada and the National Heritage Board. The key objective is to visit as many of the 20 heritage attractions in the Balestier Heritage Trail as possible and to collect stamps along the way as proof of visitation. 

Those interested can sign up as individual participants (S$30 per person) or in groups. The first three teams to finish the race with the most number of attractions visited win. The first prize will win S$1,800, second S$1,000 and third prize S$500.

Those interested can sign up here.