When the Government of Qatar announced that the second Tuesday of February was National Sports Day, the region truly began to embrace its sporting culture.
The national sports facility of Qatar, The Aspire Zone Foundation organised a 4km fun run at the Khalifa Stadium to mark the occasion. RFID Timing’s HDD system was used to time the event as part of a partnership between the Aspire Zone Foundation and StuWeb Race Timing.
The event was unique being completely free and attracting a diverse range of participants. A truly multicultural event; the entries were received in many different languages and the runners ranged from Qatar’s cleaners to chief executives.
The high level of community support made first National Sports Day event a great success, fueling the desire for more events. The next race planned by the Aspire Zone Foundation is a tower run in the famous Torch Hotel ascending 51 floors on the 31st March 2012.