Push your limits with the Young Post Mud Race 'Up Your Game' Challenge

Push your limits with the Young Post Mud Race 'Up Your Game' Challenge

Here's your chance to work with a personal trainer and nutritionist for two months, and enter one of the cities' most fun obstacle course races


Did you start the new year intent on spending more time and effort on your fitness? Do you need a little help staying on track? If so, we’ve got a competition that will benefit both your physical and mental health. 

We’re offering three lucky winners the chance to work with a personal trainer from F45 for two months, learn about food and fitness from a professional nutritionist, and then compete in Mud Race 2019 (April 28, 2019) as part of a team alongside two past Student of the Year winners and a Young Post Junior Reporter. 

You’ll also become a published author: together, the teammates will write three pieces about the experience, and see them printed in Young Post and published online.

For your chance to win:

  1. Write a letter (100-200 words) to Young Post telling us why you want to be part of this challenge, and what you hope to get out of it

... that’s it! Email your letter to yp.competition@scmp.com, with “Up Your Game” in the subject line, and don’t forget to include your full name, age, and school name.

Remember: we’re not looking for the best English-writer, we’re looking for the person who wants this opportunity the most. So don’t worry about whether your letter is in perfect English.

Young Post will shortlist finalists from the letters, and from that group we’ll select the three lucky winners who will receive the training sessions and the chance to compete in the Mud Race. 

The deadline for submissions is 11.59pm on Monday, February 11. The shortlisted contestants will then be announced by noon on Friday, February 15.

For more information about the Mudrace, please visit the official website here.

Important note: The three winners, or their legal guardian if they're under 18 years old, will sign a contract to acknowledge your agreement to participate in the training and the Mud Race, and that you will write and appear in print, digital, and social media content documenting your process through the "Up Your Game" challenge. 

Are you ready for your transformation?

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Terms and conditions: 

  • The deadline for application is 11.59pm on Monday, February 11, 2019.
  • The three winners, or their legal guardian, will be requred to sign a contract.
  • The contest is only open to students in Hong Kong aged 12-17.
  • The competition is not open to South China Morning Post staff or their families.
  • South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. ("SCMPP") reserves the final right of decision on all matters relating to this offer.


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