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HARRIS Day Promotes Healthy Living with Virtual Running and Cycling Competition

health & beauty | 26 October 2021

HARRIS Hotels presents ‘HARRIS Day 2021’, a running and cycling competition themed “Virtual Challenge: Rise and Race” in collaboration with 99 Virtual Race, an online sports application platform that can be participated by everyone wherever they are.

HARRIS Day is an annual sporting event that is held by HARRIS Hotels to promote healthy living. The annual event makes its return this year in conjunction with the hospitality brand’s 19th anniversary. This year marks the second year that HARRIS Day is held virtually to adapt to the 'new normal' era. HARRIS Day 2021 will present a series of activities including; a virtual running and cycling competition as well as various digital activities such as talk shows, quizzes, door prizes, individual and community competitions, and CSR activities.

Virtual Challenge: Rise and Race

To support the revival of Indonesia’s tourism industry, HARRIS Day 2021’s “Virtual Challenge: Rise and Race” aims to motivate those in the hospitality industry to bounce back. Working together with 99 Virtual Race, an online sports application platform where participants can perform sports activities by completing a certain distance and time that can be selected and done anywhere in the world. The competition is open from 25 November 2021 – 12 December 2021, welcoming all participants from the running community, the cycling community, hotel guests and the general public.

As part of The Ascott Limited (Ascott) family, HARRIS Hotels together with 14 of Ascott's award-winning lodging brands, including Ascott The Residence, The Crest Collection, Somerset, Quest, Citadines, lyf, Préférence, Vertu, Harris, Citadines Connect, Fox, Yello, Fox Lite, and POP! are committed to encouraging a healthy and balanced lifestyle for all its guests.

HARRIS Day 2021 Virtual Challenge: Rise and Race offers various types of competition packages including Bright, On the Move, Fit and Community Challenge. Registration is open from 21 September 2021 – 24 November 2021, with prices starting from IDR 169,000, inclusive of race packs such as e-bib, finisher medal, finisher e-certificate, and door prize tickets. Individual participants and communities that complete the furthest mileage within that period will be crowned King & Queen Winners and Community Winner, respectively.

Hotel Stay Bundling Packages

Additionally, HARRIS Day 2021 also offers a ticket bundling package by staying at a HARRIS Hotel. The 'On the Move' package offers a two-night stay with prices starting from IDR 869,000 nett, while the 'Fit' package offers a one-night stay starting from IDR 569,000 nett. Both packages include one ticket for a virtual running or bicycle race, race pack, finisher medal. At the end of the virtual competition, each participant will get the opportunity to win various prizes such as holiday packages and various other attractive prizes.

“We are excited to hold the tenth HARRIS Day, this is an annual event that is organised by the HARRIS Hotels brand throughout Indonesia and is a form of our initiative to encourage people to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle. In facing the new normal reality, we are aware of the importance of exercising to increase endurance. Carrying the theme of “Rise & Race”, we also believe that the Indonesian hospitality industry will be able to rise once again," said Patrick Vaysse, Chief Operating Officer of Tauzia Hotels.

Irene Janti, Corporate Director of Brand and Marketing, Ascott International Management Indonesia added, “The concept of the virtual competition that we apply is an example that sports activities can be enjoyed in a fun way by all participants from various professions and age from wherever they are. Part of HARRIS Day ticket sales will be donated for our CSR program in supporting the education of underprivileged children in Indonesia. This provides an opportunity for participants to help those in need, in addition to competing.”

Registration for the competition can be done through whatsupharris.com and e-commerce service Tokopedia starting 21 September 2021.

For more information about HARRIS Day 2021, please visit whatsupharris.com or Instagram @harrishotels.

 

For more information, please contact:
Nadya Frederica
PR & Offline Marketing Manager, Ascott International Management Indonesia
Contact: +62 818 810 956
Email: [email protected]

Hapsari L. Ikayati
Corporate PR Support, Ascott International Management Indonesia
Contact: +62 856 9310 5559
Email: [email protected]