Aspire lines up many events for National Sport Day
February 07 2016 09:53 PM
A variety of activities have been lined up for the occasion, including those for kids.
A variety of activities have been lined up for the occasion, including those for kids.


Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has announced that its venues and facilities are ready to receive thousands of participants on National Sport Day.

Full details of the activities on offer can be found through the “Life in Aspire” mobile app, or any of AZF’s social media channels.

The National Sport Day programme at AZF consists of a wide variety of sports activities, which suit all ages, from early in the morning.

A number of family activities have been lined up for the occasion. At 7am, registration opens for the Fun Run. Visitors can take part in the 3K Fun Run around Aspire Zone, between 9am and 11am.

Then, from 8am, there will be the Family Bike activity. Families will be able to enjoy the bikes in Aspire Zone, situated behind the children’s playground area next to Aspire Dome. The activity will run until 11.45am and no registration is required.

The 5,000 steps journey starts at 9am at Aspire Park, next to the Burgeri restaurant. The walk consists of 12 stations where participants will receive tips and advice on physical activity and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Also from 9am, there will be the Aspire Zone family activities. Families can take their children to pitch 10, opposite Aspire Park, to enjoy basketball, volleyball, football tournaments and more sporting activities.

Men’s activities will run from 8am until 12noon.

There will be beach soccer for men above 18 years. Eight teams will compete for the championship on Aspire Zone’s sand pitches.

There will also be basketball for men above 16 years. A half-basketball court will host 3x3 matches, organised under the supervision of the Qatar Basketball Federation.

Ladies’ activities, meanwhile, will run from 9am until 10.30am at the ladies’ club.

Women can enjoy their share of AZF activities on National Sport Day, including the opportunity to enjoy exercising to the beat of Zumba. This exclusive action will take place in a private space at the ladies’ club. No registration is required.

Children arriving early will also be able to enjoy their share of the activities, which will run from 8am until 12noon on pitch 10.

AZF will organise judo training for boys and girls, aged 8-12 years. Following a number of warm-up exercises, those taking part in the training will be able to learn more about judo techniques under the guidance and supervision of professional instructors.

There will also be football for kids (7-12 years), featuring mini-competitions under the supervision of coaches and referees.

The afternoon activities will take place from 10am to 4pm.

A wall climbing activity will be held under the supervision of licensed instructors on an outdoor climbing wall. It will take place near the outdoor pitches.

For those who want to exercise indoors, Aspire Dome will host activities for the entire family.

One of the attractions will be “Beat the champion”, featuring a variety of indoor activities. At the end of each test, participants will receive a certificate recording how their results compare to a number of athletes and world champions.

The Multi-Sport Skill Development programme will comprise challenges and activities, including gymnastics and aerobics, for all family members.

Aspire Active will include a number of exercises for the whole family, designed to help build up endurance and muscle mass and enhance flexibility.

A series of football-related activities will also be held. These are open to everyone.

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