Take your kids to mini athletics at Doha Festival City

Children can practice for free and receive tips from professional IAAF coaches

Take your kids to mini athletics at Doha Festival City

Qatar is hosting the IAAF World Athletics Championships for the first time but that's not the only exciting news.

Doha Festival City has partnered with the Local Organising Committee of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 as national supplier of the event and this partnership will see DFC hosting a mini championship for children.

The Mini Athletics Championship is for children aged between four and 14 and runs until October 3. DFC has created a replica of the Khalifa International Stadium, the host venue of the IAAF World Athletics Championships, at the Centre Court on first floor of the mall.

The stadium replica features six athletics events, spectator area and a press conference space, giving the younger generation a glimpse of what fans can expect when the Middle East’s biggest-ever sporting event begins in three weeks with the participation of first-class athletes from 213 countries.

The venue is open daily from 2pm to 10pm on weekdays, and until 11pm from Thursdays to Saturdays. Children are encouraged to come play and enjoy a variety of athletics activities including jumping, throwing, relay races, sprints and hurdles.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, experienced coaches will be on the ground offering training sessions for three hours at each pit, while on weekends children will compete against each other to win medals.

Senior athletes will also make an appearance on weekends to meet and greet their fans at Doha Festival City, where they will sign bibs of Kids Club members and hand out medals and prizes to the winners.

As part of the partnership between DFC and the Local Organising Committee, tickets to the IAAF World Athletics Championship Doha 2019 will be on sale at the mall at a dedicated booth opposite to Centrepoint store on the ground floor.

The children will love you more this month.
Free. Open daily 2pm-10pm. Centre Court, Doha Festival City, Umm Slal (4035 4444).

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