Aspire Zone Foundation unveils Sports Day programme
January 30 2019 09:39 PM
A panoramic view of the Aspire Zone.
A panoramic view of the Aspire Zone.

QNA Doha

Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) unveiled on Wednesday its programme for Qatar's National Sport Day (QNSD) that is scheduled to begin in two weeks.

A statement released by Aspire on Wednesday to the press said that sports enthusiasts can enjoy a walk at Aspire Park, which will be open 24 hours a day.

Numerous activities will also take place at the park from 8am to 3pm, while Aspire Zone will have its doors open to those who wish to enjoy sports for an extended stay.

The Fun Run will also be back.

The Fun Run has been the hallmark of NSD since it first edition.

It features a 2.5-km course around Khalifa International Stadium and is a popular activity for families with children and mobility-challenged participants.

The run is open to all members of the community.

Registration for the race will be open from 6:30am to 7:30am, with the race starting at 8am in the area between Khalifa International Stadium and the Torch Hotel.

Aspire Academy will present four new activities under the supervision of Education and Student Affairs department, focusing on team building and collaboration skills.

The four games include: Crash Ball/Bubble Soccer, Foot Badminton, Human Baby Foot and Mega Boxes.

These games are scheduled in time slots between 8:30am and 2pm at Football Pitch 10.

NSD celebrations at Aspire Zone will also include female-only activities suitable for all ages.

Scheduled events include gymnastics, badminton, basketball and aerobics that will take place at Aspire Dome from 10:30am-1pm.

The Multi Sports Development team will also organise sporting challenges geared towards families.

Aspire Dome will host a variety of activities for families, including running, hammer throwing, plyometric challenges, and a 200-meter bike race.

Aspire Dome's activities typically attract up to 2,500 people because they offer such a diverse and rewarding set of challenges for all ages, increasing endurance, strength and flexibility.

The activities at the Dome will run from 10:30am until 3pm.

And for the second consecutive year, Aspetar's sports medicine department will organise Nordic Walking.

Nordic Walking is low impact, delivers total body fitness, increases cardio fitness, burns more calories and activates 90% of the body's muscles.

It is a total body version of walking that can be enjoyed by non-athletes as a healthy physical activity.

The activity is performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles.

The activity will be led by an accredited coach and will last for two hours.

The starting point will be from Aspetar's west wing.

In addition to walking, the activity will include fun games and different exercises for stretching, balancing and conditioning.

Football Pitch 10 will see a host to a Japanese martial arts events from 9am to 2pm, which will allow visitors to observe and take part in the sport.

AZF is also organising many activities for families and children on Football Pitch 10, including Taekwondo, kickboxing, and boxing.

These activities will be running from 8am to 2pm.

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