Qatar is celebrating National Sports Day and residents are encouraged to participate in the exercise events and fun activities.
7 February 2017| Last updated on 13 June 2017
Qatar is celebrating National Sports Day on February 14, 2017. The day of sports and other activities promotes the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle. It always takes place on the second Tuesday of February and this year, it coincidentally also falls on Valentine's Day. The best part of it all? It's also a public holiday!
It might not be the romantic setting you were thinking of but showing that you care about a loved one's health is still a great way to show your love. And if you're anti-Valentine's, then this will be a fun way to spend your day away from romance!
There will be different events taking place across Doha. Here are some to join in on!
Aspire Fun Run
What: 2.9 km run (20-30 minutes).
When: Registration from 6-7:45 am and race from 8-9:30 am
Where: Opposite to Khalifa International Stadium VIP Entrance, near The Torch Doha Hotel
Cost: Free registration
Nordic Walking in Aspire Park
What: Fitness walking with special poles and a learned technique that increases cardio fitness, burns calories and activates muscles.
Where: The Entrance of Aspetar West expansion
Aspire Zone Activities
What: 5000 step journey, ladies indoor boot camp, Zumba fiesta, fitness activities, beach soccer, football tournament, climbing, sports science activities, multi-sport activities and synchronized swimming.
When: 8 am to 6 pm
Where: Aspire Zone
Be Fit with Kulinarya Qatar
What: Health & fitness bazaar, Zumba zone, ballroom dancing, mixed martial arts, Sepak Takraw demo, Fitness Time demo, aerobics, kick boxing, acoustic bands, modern dance, fitness talks, free blood pressure tests, health & medical corner and Saladmaster Healthy Cooking demo.
When: 8 am to 5 pm
Where: City Centre Rotana Hotel, Almas Ballroom 1&2