The Sports Month at Doha Festival City kicked off its running and cycling marathons Friday as part of its weekend fitness and recreational activities for Qatar residents and visitors to engage with. The month-long celebration marks Qatar National Sport Day (NSD), held annually every second Tuesday of February, aimed at promoting an active and healthy lifestyle in the country.
Young and adult cyclists, as well as runners, had the chance to explore Doha Festival City’s Outdoor Leisure Trail – the venue for its weekend competition (every Friday and Saturday, and on February 11) scheduled from 8am to noon. The track, which features various surfaces and exercise stations along the route, is also open round-the-clock for seven days to those who simply want to jog or walk at their convenient time.
Doha Festival City's Outdoor Leisure Trail features various surfaces, as well as exercise stations, along its route
“Doha Festival City is the one and only choice to enjoy sports this month. We have so many sports activities lined up for our visitors throughout February, all for free, in co-operation with the theme parks and other retailers,” the mall’s general manager, Robert Hall, said.
“We invite everyone to come whenever they like to enjoy with us and try unique experiences that they can only find at Festival City,” he added.
While roaming the mall, shoppers can avail of free health check-ups from 4pm to 10pm (and from 8am to 10pm on NSD) at the mall’s Sports for All Zone, located at ’Bird Island’-- Angry Birds World Outdoor Area. Doha Festival City also set up the Kids Sports Activity area for the young visitors to enjoy a number of fun-filled activities and entertainment options.
Apart from the activities in the weekends, Doha Festival City also has Xbox, computer stations and life-like car races which provide thrilling experience for gamers in the weekdays, starting from noon until 5pm. It is learnt that many families and children are anticipating several activations at the mall on February 11 such as the obstacle course at the Angry Birds World, City Studio from 8am to 1pm, and the ‘Open Day’ at Snow Dunes from 11am to 4pm.
Doha Festival City also announced that it is hosting a CrossFit Championship 2020 on February 28 (in collaboration with CrossFit Oryx) for CrossFit athletes.