OCA announces Asian Games Fun Run schedule for South and South East Asia

The Asian Games Fun Run in Kuwait last November. © OCA
The Asian Games Fun Run in Kuwait last November. © OCA

Kuwait City, Kuwait, January 18, 2023: With the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China just eight months away, the Olympic Council of Asia is stepping up its “Asian Games for All” promotional campaign.

A major part of this campaign is the Asian Games Fun Run, which is held throughout the continent and brings together elite athletes, social runners, students, children and sports officials.

The OCA is working closely with the National Olympic Committees in all five zones to create a Fun Run calendar in order to promote the upcoming Asian Games and involve all levels of the community in a family-oriented activity.

To this end, the OCA has released a schedule for February and March taking in two of the five zones: South Asia and South East Asia.

The programme is still being assembled for the three remaining zones - West Asia, Central Asia and East Asia - in conjunction with the NOCs and will be released shortly.

Representatives of the organising committee of the 19th Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou from September 23 to October 8, will also attend the Fun Runs and provide souvenirs to the participants.

Here is the Asian Games Fun Run calendar for February and March:

1. Maldives 4 FEB 

2. Sri Lanka 7 FEB - Avissawella

3. Bhutan 14 FEB

4. Qatar 14 FEB

5. Nepal 17 FEB

6. Pakistan 20 FEB – Lahore

7. Singapore 24/25 FEB

8. Timor-Leste 28 FEB

9. Philippines 2 MAR

10. Laos 4 March – Luang Prabang

11. Vietnam 8 MAR 

12. Brunei 12 MAR

The OCA began the 19th Asian Games Fun Run overseas tour last October, taking in Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Thailand, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.