Aspire Zone Foundation organises race up The Torch Doha on…

Aspire Zone Foundation decided to give the community a great opportunity to race up the staircase of The Torch Doha. The Torch staircase run will take place on March 31st 2012 starting at 9am . Entrants will start at the bottom of the tower, near the Villaggio mall bridge and make their way up to the tower's top 51st floor.

AZF is recommending participants to train before embarking on such challenging route consisting of climbing the 1304 steps of the 300m tower.

"Aspire Zone Foundation is excited to be hosting the first occurrence of the TORCH Staircase Run," said Aspire LOGISTICS Director General Abdulaziz Al Mahmoud.

"Staircase running is hugely popular around the world and it is only fitting that The TORCH Doha Hotel will take its place alongside other iconic landmarks around the world in hosting this type of event."

The upcoming event is open to people 18 years of age and over and is strictly limited to a fixed number of entrants. Entry for the event costs QR50 and registration can be made online via the Aspire Zone website:

The Torch Doha General Manager, Mr. Gerhard Foltin says: "We recently organised a "Tower Run / Walk" for our own staff to celebrate Qatar's National Sports Day. Many of the participants reached the top 51st floor of The Torch and received certificates for their performances. It was like a warm-up for the Aspire Zone race-up and was great to see so many participating which means people got excited about the initiative."

"I myself took the challenge of the Run / Walk as I had to set the pace for my staff. Nationality or age has no meaning when it comes to sports, and by managing to complete this mammoth task and reach on foot the 51st floor of The Torch, I proved my point. It was definitely a one-of-a-kind fitness exercise which increased excitement and staff morale levels," he added.