Registration open for WHO’s ‘Walk the Talk’ event in Doha

World Health Organization (WHO)’s ‘Walk the Talk: Health for All Challenge’ series will be held for the first time in Doha, ahead of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and registration for the event is now open.

Walk the Talk Doha event will be on November 19, a day before the start of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, to empathize and celebrate the importance of sport for health. 

The Ministry of Public Health and WHO, in partnership with FIFA and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) will host ‘Walk the Talk’ Doha event, the Ministry has said. 

The event is open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to join in a celebration of health and it will begin and end at Al Bidda Park, between 8am and 11am.  Participants will cross key Doha landmarks including the Corniche area and the FIFA World Cup countdown clock during the event.

The Ministry said that the event will serve as a key moment to gather safely, celebrate the importance of healthy lifestyles, and demonstrate the steps needed to ensure the delivery and legacy of healthy and safe mega sporting events.  

“Everyone is invited to join the event, in person in Doha or remotely, to celebrate the importance of health and wellbeing. There is no better way to prepare for the Qatar World Cup 2022 than walking in solidarity for #Sport4Health,” the Ministry said

Interested participants are required to register for Walk the Talk Doha via the Ministry of Public Health website and confirm their place.  

Also, people around the world are invited to take part in the event by tracking their performances through a dedicated app. By registering, participants will receive a login to take part from anywhere in the world. 

The Walk the Talk app is downloadable on Google Play and the Apple Store making it easy for everyone across the globe to walk, run, and jog.   

The Ministry has also said that the  3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum is giving Talk the Talk Doha participants an opportunity to enjoy free access to the special exhibition “World of Football” upon completing the 3-5 km walk. An email will be sent to all participants confirming they have completed the required distances and have recorded it via the Walk the Talk mobile app.