Aspire Zone activityThousands of athletes, parents and children will descend upon Aspire Zone this weekend as a wealth of newly-launched events get underway.

With warm weather expected for both Friday and Saturday, members of the public will get the chance to choose from nine superb activities across the two days including the final race of the Aspire Aquathon series, a ‘Kid’s Art in the Park’ event and kayaking classes also.

Kicking things off on Friday will be the boy’s final of the School Olympic Program and an international youth football tournament. Dubbed the ‘Copa Coca-Cola’, this amateur 5-a-side competition will feature at least 34 teams made up of 12 to 15-year-old boys. The victorious players will have the chance to travel to the 2014 Brazil World Cup as part of the competition prize.

Friday’s activities also include the Aspire Zone community volleyball and basketball leagues, open to all members of the public, whilst the ‘Kids Art in the Park’ event will also be available to families with younger children. In addition, an informative public debate is also promised for Friday night with guest speakers Sheikh Abu Ghneim and Sheikh Al Malki set to discuss ethics and other religious topics during the hour-long event at the Aspire Park organised by the Eid Charitable Association.

On Saturday, the fifth and final edition of the Aspire Zone Aquathon series will ensure an energetic end to an exhaustive weekend of sport at Aspire. Set to begin at 6 am on Saturday morning, the much-anticipated race will include a 500 m swim inside the Aspire Dome pool and a 5 km run around Aspire Park. Registration for this public event has now closed, with over 500 individuals set to attend and take part in this thrilling activity.

Finally, later that day, a special Lego Robot building competition will complete the weekend’s fun and games. Organised by the Arab Robot Association, this event will see over 500 school children build and design a robot as part of a Gulf region robotics tournament.

For more information, visit Aspire Zone’s website.