Sports Day – A fun day of championship games, all to do with walking. Now happening online. Tune in via Facebook or Instagram for a fun day of activities you can do in your own home or participate in the weeks following. #sportsdaynz #walkingabout #teuru
This April Vanessa Crofskey is bringing you a creative interpretation of the ubiquitous summer athletics festival. Sports Day is a fun day of championship games, all to do with walking. It upends the traditional speed and skill based games and rewards the skills acquired in day to day living. Whether you’re exceptionally good at remembering where you parked your car, carrying groceries, or ambling along to a podcast, Sports Day has a competition for you! Celebrate sport in its most household form, and encourage physical exercise for everybody with us.
Please note that due to preventing the current global pandemic from spreading further, SPORTS DAY will now be online.
Sports Day is presented as part of Walking about a series of performative and participatory walks that travel across Auckland with Te Hau ā Uru – the West Wind. It has been generously supported by Auckland Council.
12pm SPORTS DAY HEALTH AND SAFETY
Tune in to find out what Sports Day is all about, and how to take part!
12:30 WARM UPS
Tag line: Hamish Parkinson leads us through some stretches before the big event (Livestream).
1:00 GROCERY RUN
A competition on how well you can carry groceries.
1:30 SLOW AND STEADY
How (s)low can you go? A competition for slow walkers.
2pm PARTY PLAYLIST
Pace yourselves: DJ Brown Boy Magik shares the best songs to power walk and dance to.
3 pm SPEEDOMETER
Grab your fit-bits. How many steps can you take in thirty minutes?
3:30 pm TRIATHLON
This isn’t your ordinary triathlon. Success is just a hop, skip and jump away.
4pm END OF ATHLETICS
Vanessa Crofskey and friends come together over video to talk sports and celebrate. You’re all winners!