Family Athletics Picnic with Family Relay Race

Family Athletics Picnic with Family Relay Race
Family Athletics Picnic with Family Relay Race

11 - 20. 09 .2015

National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland and 242 orliks (pitches) in Poland

Kamila Skolimowska Foundation, Physical Culture Development Foundation, The Ministry of Sport and Truism

1748 people involved in the race in Warsaw, around 30 thousand people involved in the whole Poland

Family Athletics Picnic combined with the Family Relay Race took place on Sunday, September 13 in Warsaw. The race had a nationwide scope – it was organized on 242 orliks (pitches) in Poland between September 11-20.
The area of National Stadium was especially prepared to invite families for the special picnic. All families, children, parents and grandparents could take part in workshops and outdoor games and meet the Polish ambassador of the European Week of Sport Otylia Jędrzejczak – Polish champion swimmer.
This type of event is an example of activities that focus on the national sport heritage and the education of youth about the greatest country’s sport achievements. As part of the event especially athletics, including throwing disciplines were promoted. Children could spend their time with family during different sport activities, at the same time they were presented information about national sport. The most exciting part of the picnic was the Family Relay Race. In result, 1748 people of different age, professions and skills took part in the race in Warsaw. We could meet ladies in high heels, parents with baby strollers, kids or nuns. As we can see race was open to everyone.
Family Picnic and Relay Race took place before Kamila Skolimowska Lotto Memorial – event organized in the memory of Kamila Skolimowska, Polish gold medallist in hammer throw who died in 2009. In order to commemorate the youngest polish Olympics medallist, sixteen Olympics champions took part in the special conference and sport events.

Highlighted as good practice:
The event is a good practice and can be made in other countries, because it gathered thousands of people in almost every part of the country to meet one goal – promote sport and show that sport is good for everyone and you don’t have to spend whole day to do it – every activity is well seen.

Occupation: Working

Location: City, Small village

Age: Kid , Youth