A race is starting soon! (Lunar New Year)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the event happening in Divinity's Reach during Lunar New Year. For other events with the same name, see A race is starting soon!.

A race is starting soon!

Interactive map

Interactive map

A race is starting soon! is a preparation phase for a mount race event that occurs in the Divinity's Reach. The respawn time is about 20 minutes.


  • Speak with the race organizer to participate in the upcoming race
  • Make sure to be in the starting area when the race begins to prevent from being disqualified
  • The race will begin in: 2:00


See: Reach the finish line! (Lunar New Year)#Walkthrough




  • Players that have successfully registered for the race will have the Registered effect.
  • 1 minute before the race begins, text will appear on the screen of those who signed up saying: Be in the starting line when the race begins to qualify.
  • Players that do not own any mount can rent one for 10 silver from the Festive Mount Rental NPC
  • A fast enough mounted player can finish the race twice within one event. Event rewards are only received once, but achievement progress is doubled.


  • All the racing animals represent the 12 zodiac animals (in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat/Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig) celebrated during the Lunar New Year.
  • The race itself is a recreation of The Great Race, a story from Chinese mythology.
    • Unlike the story, in which the rat won, the animal of the current year will always be the first animal to cross the finishing line. The rest of the animals will finish in the correct order, however.
    • Much like the story, the rat will jump on the ox just before it starts and ride it for the duration of the race.
    • The 'horse' is accompanied by the snake much like the story.
    • The ram, monkey and rooster run together as a team much like the story.
    • The pig will run into the chef's crafting area during the race presumably to eat, giving all other racers a huge lead.