Doha Festival City (DFC), the largest entertainment, retail and hospitality destination in Qatar, to launch its Outdoor Leisure Trail with a free fitness fun for all the family. 

It’s time to enjoy the outdoors and say goodbye to the summer heat. To celebrate the launch of its Outdoor Leisure Trail, DFC is inviting everyone from families to fitness lovers alike to come and enjoy the official launch on 21 October 2017. The 4.5 km track which surrounds the Mall, includes a running and walking path, as well as an adjacent Cycling Lane with technical trail features specifically designed for mountain bikes. From 8 am – 12 pm, visitors can bike, walk and run around the track and enjoy the event village with extreme bike shows, fun family activities and festival style entertainment for free. All participants will be receiving a race pack upon registration.

  • XTORK BMX Show – watch the stunt riders

Extreme sports experts, XTÔRK, will be hosting a BMX area where spectators can watch professional riders perform jaw-dropping stunts. There are three shows lined up, each 15 minutes long. The professional BMX riders will also be giving audiences a special chance to try out the BMX bike and stunts under their personal supervision.

  • Try it yourself

Throughout the morning there will be sessions for all abilities, so come and compete against your friends or meander around the track at your own pace. There will be 4.5 and 9 km running sessions, 4.5, 9, 13.5 km cycling sessions as well as a 4.5 km walking session. We recommend bringing your own equipment to enjoy the fun, however a limited number of bikes, helmets, elbow and knee pads are available to rent. Please note, helmets are mandatory for all cyclists.

  • Bicycle Training Station – for the learners

For the little ones who are still learning, there will be children’s area for bike tutorials from the professionals. With or without stabilisers, starting anew or improving their balance – we’ve got you covered.

Event Schedule:                 

On the track:  

6 am – 8 am                 Professional Time Trial (exclusively for Qatar Cycling Federation Members)

9 am – 10:15 am               9 Km Track Running

9:15 am – 10 am               4.5 Km Track Running

10:15 am – 11:15 am              13.5 Km Track Cycling

10:30 am – 11:15 am              9 Km Track Cycling

10:30 am – 11:15 am              4.5 Km Track Cycling

11:15 am – 12:15 am              4.5 Km Track Walking

Event Village:

9:30 am – 9:45 am           XTORK BMX Show 1

10:30 am – 10:45 am       XTORK BMX Show 2

11:30 am – 11:45 am        XTORK BMX Show 3

Location:  Doha Festival City Leisure Trail + IKEA car park

If you’re interested in registering, pre-register online or on site at the event.