Hong Kong Water Race
"Count every drop, every drop counts"
——Theme of “World Meteorological Day 2020”
Daily consumption and pollution by human activities causes global water scarcity. “Water Footprint” is thus an indicator of water use that refers to the total volume of freshwater directly and indirectly used to produce goods and services. Understanding this concept allows us to make wise decision on sustainable way of living, and conserve precious resources for our next generation.
“Hong Kong Water Race” is organized by Wofoo Social Enterprises – Hong Kong SDG Hub, co-organized by Water Supplies Department, and sponsored by HSBC. Through the means of city orienteering, participants learn the concept of water footprint by visiting scenic spots and public amenities around designated area and completing tasks.
——From City to Nature “Self Help” Orienteering Experience 2021
“Hong Kong Water Race” is organized by Wofoo Social Enterprises – Hong Kong SDG Hub, co-organized by Water Supplies Department and sponsored by HSBC. “Hong Kong Water Race” was first held in 2013 and has been gaining supports from all of you. Now, the Race echoes and becomes one of the programs of Wofoo new platform “Hong Kong SDG Hub”.
Entering into the 9th year of “Hong Kong Water Race” this year, Water Race is organized in the countryside for the first time. You can escape from the busy city life and get close to nature. In addition, the “Hong Kong Water Race” APP has been launched this year. Participants are able to complete designated questions to score through the APP.
Venue: Shing Mun Reservoir
– Family Category: 22, 23 May
– Group (Leisure), Student Category: 29 May
– Open (Challenge) Category: 30 May
Time: 10:00-15:30 (All team should finish the game before 15:30)
Registration Time: 10:00-13:00
Time Limit: 2.5 hours
- 16 Apr
- Deadline –
14 May: Family
21 May: Group, Student, Open
- Online Briefing –
18 May: Family
25 May: Group, Student, Open
- Water Race –
22-23 May: Family
29: Group, Student
30 May: Open
How to Play and Scoring
- Orienteering Experience“Hong Kong Water Race” adopts “Score Orienteering” race modeWithin the specified time period, teams should visit the preset checkpoints with the help of a map provided by the OrganizerThe score of each checkpoint is varied depending on the distance, level of difficulty, etcThere is no set route for the race. Teams are not required to visit all checkpoints or in orderTeams should return to the finishing line within the time limit, or else scores will be deducted
- Self-help Mobile App ExperienceEach team uses two mobile phones. The first phone installs “Water Race APP” for tracking locations and scanning QR code. The second mobile downloads and checks “Game Answer Book”.When arriving checkpoints, teams use Water Race APP to scan the QR code on the Answer Book to finish the games.By summing up the scores, the team with the highest scores will be the champion. If a tie in scores, the team with shorter finishing time in the Race will be the winner.For detailed Rules and Regulations of the Race, please click here.
- Mini GamesCheckpoints involve mini games related to water issues and sustainable developmentExcept Open Category, checkpoints of other categories involve mini games. Teams are required to complete tasks to score according to instructions.
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