Qatar Foundation (QF) will celebrate National Sport Day 2019 with a number of sport and wellness activities on February 12.
They include a series of wellness sessions offered by Vishnu Yoga – which will also have dedicated yoga sessions for ladies at Multaqa – and spinning classes organised by Qatar Cyclists and RideTribe, as well as a combination of boxing and fitness training provided by Beatbox.
At the Ceremonial Green Spine, the team from the Dogpound – one of New York City’s most high-profile gyms – will be hosting fitness sessions with professional trainers, and Qatar-based gym F45 will run high-intensity interval training sessions, two of which will be for ladies only.
The details of the events were announced Wednesday by Khalifa Essa al-Kubaisi, media relations manager, QF at a press conference. He was joined by the representatives of the partner organisations who highlighted each of the activities that will be presented on the Sport Day.
“Sport has a special capacity to engage, inspire, and unite people. These inclusive, fun and family-friendly activities are focused on providing people throughout the community of Qatar with opportunities for enjoyment, while also carrying an important message – that health and wellbeing, and social interaction, are cornerstones of both a happy and fulfilling life, and a strong and vibrant society,” said al-Kubaisi.
Taking place at four locations – Oxygen Park, the Ceremonial Court, the Ceremonial Green Spine, and Multaqa and supported by local and international partners, QF’s National Sport Day events and activities will offer something for individuals and families of all ages and interests.
QF activities will run from 9 am-6pm and feature the Qatar Cyclists Tour, beginning at 10am at the Ceremonial Court and covering a route of approximately 20km to the Museum of Islamic Art and back to QF. Offerings also include the QF Race, a test of speed, agility, stamina, and determination across an obstacle course of more than 2km in Oxygen Park, with 17 challenges to be overcome. Members of the public can register either as individuals or as part of a three-person team at www.qf.org.qa/qfrace2019.
Visitors can also watch or join football activities organised by the Paris Saint-Germain Football Academy and children will be able to enjoy the QF Mini Track, a smaller-scale obstacle course tailored for younger participants; games and activities organised by QF member Qatar Diabetes Association; and the Library of Wonders, where stories of sport and fitness with a tinge of adventure will be told.
At Multaqa, ladies-only fitness activities will include full workout sessions, Zumba classes, and circuit training, while for those who want a change of pace and to exercise their minds, the Qatar Chess Association Tournament will be taking place. Additionally, Multaqa will host paralympic activities and the basketball and volleyball finals of QF’s Shukran Cup, a competition that will also see cricket and football finals being played at Education City.