THE 1st AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE RACE
Unearth local stories for good
28 MAY 2017 | SUNDAY 10:00 AM | Novotel Melbourne on Collins
Welcome to The Heritage Race
The Heritage Race is a travel industry-led event that serves two purposes – to uncover local stories about places and to raise funds for the underprivileged, vulnerable elderly and homeless.
The race – aimed at uncovering 12-20 local stories in 120 minutes anywhere – can be organised by local travel industry champions around the region – wherever there are people who wish to make a difference.
The Heritage Race can be adapted to any local environment or theme, and support any local charity identified by local organizers. It is this which makes it unique and scalable.
The Heritage Race is owned by Yeoh Siew Hoon, travel industry editor and commentator.
If you’re interested in holding The Heritage Race in your city/country, contact us here for an affiliate programme.
Why Heritage Race?
Champion local and preserve heritage stories
Forge close ties with local communities
Raise funds for local charities
Raise awareness of local heritage among travel professionals and locals
Victoria's Culture Capital
Voted as the most livable city in the world consecutively six years in a row makes Melbourne truly unique. Rich with history, culture and a kaleidoscope of migrants this city has much to celebrate. The heritage race around the city will let you discover the rich diversity of culture, architecture heritage, hidden old shops filled with history and how the love of good coffee has given Melbourne such a strong coffee culture.
Melbourne has the world’s oldest children’s bookstore
Melbourne was capital of Australia for 26 years
Melbourne has the second tallest building in Australia
Coffee revolution hit off after post war 1950’s
38% of Melbourne’s resident is born overseas
Melbourne has been crowned the world Sports City of the Decade in 2016
Vegemite, the thick black Australian food spread was developed in Melbourne in 1922
Melbourne’s Chinatown was founded in 1851, this remains the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world
Before Melbourne was called Melbourne, it was named Batmania after John Batman, a colonist farmer from Tasmania who landed in Port Philip Bay in May 1835
The first Australian steam railway is established between Flinders Street and Port Melbourne
If you didn’t know at least two of the above,
join the Heritage Race Melbourne!
Do you know these facts
How The Race Works?
Register your team online and pay
On race day, come early to register
Race passport will be given to team leader
2 hours to complete all clues and correct answers will each get a stamp. Participants may be required to taste, draw, dance, post picture or even make something for some of the clues.
After completing all clues, return to base and put completed passport into box for judges to pick the 3 winners
The Most Social Team
The Best Dressed Team
There's Prizes for
Corporate Team Building
Family with Children
Who Should Participate?
What to Expect?
Make New Friends
1st prize AUD800
2nd prize AUD500
3rd prize AUD300
Coffee & Culture
Laneways & Arcade
Street Food & Sports
In Support of
To enjoy the race, we highly recommend a minimum of 2 to a maximum 6 participants for each team.
What to bring?
Bottle of Water
Note Book & Pen
Phone with Camera