And with Ascot not taking place next week due to the pandemic (planned for 16th-20th June), this is ideal for both horse racing fanatics as well as those who know nothing about horses and are up for a real laugh (you need zero horse knowledge to win!)
The event is based on the bonkers ‘Japan World Cup‘ where people place bets on the outcome of a madcap race involving computer-generated horses, zebras etc.
Afternoon at the Races is a regular weekly hosted social event where people are encouraged to bring a flute of fizz, put on a hat and their best Ascot-worthy outfits and cheer on their horse as loudly as possible.
As host Chrissy Hadfield, 36, from South West London explains:
This is one of the most fun Zoom events I host on CitySocializer and it often attracts up to 40 people. There are 8 races; you pick a horse to bet on, no money needs to be put down if you prefer, and then watch the clip and see whether your horse dances, races off or maybe turns into a zebra. It’s about having a reason to get dressed up, getting out of your usual pattern and having a laugh in the process.
(Attached images are – a screenshot of the virtual event, various ‘racegoers’ dressed up in their Ascot finest gear, and full length shot of Chrissy Hadfield, the event’s host).
CitySocializer is an online community for millennials to have fun, stay fit and learn new things at virtual events and classes hosted on Zoom. There’s also a friend match feature to connect and have conversations with new people locally who share your interests.
CitySocializer host over eighty social events, fitness classes and wellness and learning workshops via Zoom every month that are open for everyone to join. The community started in 2009 with a focus on real world events to meet up and socialise locally with new people but since Covid-19, it has transitioned to online events.
CitySocializer host over eighty social events, fitness classes and wellness & learning workshops via Zoom every month that are open for everyone to join. Some of the most popular social events include weekly 80s and 90s Disco nights, Friday Virtual Pub Drinks, Girls’ Pamper Nights In and various fitness events including weekly Yoga, Zumba and Pilates as well as learning workshops such as Beauty classes, Doodle parties and Positive and Laughter therapy.
Each event/class costs £3.99 but you can enjoy unlimited events with a CitySocializer membership. Right now there’s a 30% discount offer so a new 3-month VIP Membership works out at around £8 a month for unlimited events during this time. Usual price is £35.97 per quarter/£11.99 a month and includes 17-18 fitness classes and more than 60 social, wellness and learning events/workshops a month. Far cheaper than a gym membership!