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Posted On: 6 February 2020 03:15 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:06 pm

Celebrating sport with Qatar Foundation

Leena Chung
Leena Chung
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The chance to race through an obstacle course, discover the health benefits of yoga, experience a full-body workout with top US gym Dogpound, or get a taste of fresh and locally-grown produce will be on offer at Qatar Foundation’s National Sport Day celebration next week.

Designed to be enjoyed by the whole community – from aspiring athletes and sports enthusiasts to those completely new to exercise – activities will be taking place across Education City on Tuesday, February 11, including at the Ceremonial Court, the Green Spine, Oxygen Park, and Multaqa (Education City Student Center), with the fun starting at 8am and continuing throughout the day.

Khalifa Essa Al Kubaisi, Media Relations and Press Office Manager, QF, said: “Our National Sport Day event is part of a multifaceted, year-round program designed to encourage the community to make long-lasting lifestyle changes that will help drive the creation of a strong, active, and healthy society.

Last year’s National Sport Day activities organized by Qatar Foundation.
Last year’s National Sport Day activities organized by Qatar Foundation.

“Nurturing people’s health and wellbeing is a central element of our mission – which is now into its 25th year – and we believe that sport generates positivity, unity, and valuable opportunities to bring people together, as well as being something to simply enjoy.

“Qatar Foundation’s National Sport Day activities cater to men, women, and children of all ages and fitness levels, and include activities for specially abled members of our society, reflecting our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility. We look forward to welcoming people from across Qatar to Education City and getting involved in what we have to offer on this annual nationwide celebration of sport.”

Activities at Education City include the QF Race, which will see participants race through 17 obstacles in a test of speed, agility, strength, and endurance. Children will also be given the chance to try out a smaller version of the contest, the QF Mini Track, which is open to boys and girls between the ages of 4-15 years.

Last year’s National Sport Day activities organized by Qatar Foundation.
Last year’s National Sport Day activities organized by Qatar Foundation.

Un1t will provide a variety of cardio, conditioning, and weightlifting sessions, Lululemon will offer yoga sessions, and PSG Football Academy Qatar will host a series of activities for children and families, while a series of sports tournaments – including basketball and volleyball – will be held throughout the day.

The team from Dogpound – one of New York City’s most high-profile gyms – also return this year with a full week of fitness activities, from yoga and meditation sessions to outdoor circuit trainings at Education City and in the desert, as well as a series of discussions.

Meanwhile, visitors to Education City can take a break from exercising to explore Torba Farmers Market, at the Ceremonial Court, which will offer a variety of organically-grown produce, locally-prepared food and beverages, and sustainable products to the public.

For more information about National Sport Day at QF, or to register for any of the above activities, please visit:

QF’s National Sport Day activities cater to all ages, interests, and fitness levels