Events for Children at 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum
The 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum is hosting what will become an annual feature of its family-focused programming – the Junior Obstacle Race Challenge. In line with the museum’s ambition for Qatar to become more physically active and the nation’s growing enthusiasm and demand for varied sporting activities, the Challenge was set up to encourage physical activity by nurturing children’s natural desire for play.
The pandemic and demands of modern living have transformed what childhood looks like in the 21st century. An average child in Qatar spends a significant portion of their day on sedentary digital activities. The Race seeks to harness children’s natural curiosity and sense of adventure with a challenging obstacle course that will keep them engaged, entertained and active. It pushes children to scale new heights and conquer a diverse course, while having fun and getting active.
In addition to spending some much-needed time outdoors, the kinetic aspects of navigating an obstacle course help children develop and enhance strength and balance. Outdoor obstacle courses like the Junior Obstacle Race Challenge are a great way for kids to explore their physical literacy.
The track, which varies from half a mile to 2 miles depending on the age of the participants, features a dozen child-friendly obstacles, coming to a delightfully muddy finish with the Mud Run. Starting things off on the Low Wall, participants will flex their upper body strength to get to the other side and practice their balance on the Steppingstone station. Crawling through Tunnels is next to develop gross motor skills, improve spatial awareness, and engage in imaginative play. Balance is back in focus on Balance Beams of varied height. The Net Crawl will then challenge participants’ strength and coordination as they drop to the ground and crawl quickly under the net to reach the other side. Quick footwork will be in demand to master the two following stations of accurately speeding through Speed Tire Hurdles and climbing up and down A-Frames. Getting high off the ground on the Apex Ladder and Climbing Obstacles will get participants through to the best part of the course – the Mud Run. Dodging Panels might help shake off some of the cakey goodness, but it’s best to have towels at the ready when the course comes to an end.
The event will take place in Aspire Park near Burgeri Restaurant.
The course is open from April 8 – May 2, 2022 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm during Ramadan; and from May 3 – 7, 2022 from 02:00pm to 11:00pm during Eid al-Fitr. The race will be held in two tranches on April 15 and May 6, 2022 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.
Anyone from 4-16 years old can compete as a Junior. Please follow the Covid guidelines and protocol prior to the arrival at the venue.
The 3-2-1 Olympic and Sports Museum was officially launched under the patronage of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on March 30, 2022, and opened to the public last week. A member of the Olympic Museums Network, 3-2-1 is one of the world’s most innovative and technologically advanced museums dedicated to sports. It offers an unforgettable and inspiring interactive journey through the history and legacy of sports around the globe and the Olympic Games. Through its participatory spaces and programming, 3-2-1 aims to inspire and engage its community and encourage the public to take part in sports and physical activity.
Designed by Spanish architect Joan Sibina, the museum is approximately 19,000 square metres—making it one of the largest of its kind—and is built onto Khalifa International Stadium, part of Qatar’s Aspire Zone Foundation. The Stadium, originally constructed in 1976, will host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Qatar Museums (QM), the nation's preeminent institution for art and culture, provides authentic and inspiring cultural experiences through a growing network of museums, heritage sites, festivals, public art installations, and programmes. QM preserves, restores, and expands the nation's cultural offerings and historical sites, sharing art and culture from Qatar, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA) region with the world and enriching the lives of citizens, residents, and visitors.
Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and led by its Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, QM has made Qatar a vibrant centre for the arts, culture, and education in the Middle East and beyond. QM is integral to the goal of developing an innovative, diverse, and progressive nation, bringing people together to ignite new thinking, spark critical cultural conversations, educate and encourage environmental stewardship and sustainable practices, and amplify the voices of Qatar's people. Since its founding in 2005, QM has overseen the Museum of Islamic Art and MIA Park, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Qatar, QM Gallery Al Riwaq, QM Gallery Katara, 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, and Dadu, Children's Museum of Qatar.
Through its newly created Creative Hub, QM also initiates and supports projects—such as the Fire Station Artist in Residence, the Tasweer Qatar Photo Festival and the creative hub for innovation, fashion and design M7—that nurture artistic talent and create opportunities to build a strong and sustainable cultural infrastructure.
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