Would your neighbours benefit from positive experiences in Sport for All? As part of #TakeBackYourStreets, the TAFISA World Challenge Day is a friendly international competition in Sport for All and physical activity where communities from around the world compete to motivate as many people as possible to be physically active for 15 minutes on a single day – the last Wednesday each May. The event is a fun day that creates awareness and enthusiasm for physical activity and active living.
World Challenge Day is open to communities of any size from any country, and since its beginning in 1991, TAFISA World Challenge Day has been growing rapidly, gathering millions of participants every year.
TAFISA World Challenge Day has two enticing competition elements. WCD communities are automatically included in both:
TAFISA World Challenge Day will take place on May 31.
More information regarding WCD 2017 will be available here shortly.
As a general guide to WCD, please see the 2017 Flyer and Intro Booklet linked below, or please contact the TAFISA office with your enquiry.
Amongst the countries participating, the TAFISA World Challenge Day Cup saw 21 countries and 43 communities competing in a friendly competition in 5 categories. The results are as follows:
TAFISA World Challenge Day Cup Winners:
Category 5: Caracas, Venezuela with 40.16% population participating
Category 4: Anapolis, Brazil with 47.88% population participating
Category 3: Budapest IV District, Hungary with 74.78% population participating
Category 2: Toyooka, Japan with 82.59% population participating
Category 1: Morotsuka Village, Japan with 88.91% population participating
A full copy of the results for all communities participating in TAFISA World Challenge Day Cup can be found below.
Congratulations to all participating communities, and in particular the TAFISA WCD Cup winners. TAFISA is proud of, and sincerely grateful for, your contribution to the global Sport for All movement.
It all began in Canada, 1983. The city of Saskatoon initiated the first Canadian Challenge Day. Over fifty other communities accepted the Challenge – and more than 650,000 people took part. From Canada, the Challenge has taken its highly successful course around the world and gained international recognition. Apart from the national events, international rivalries including communities from all over the world became the rule and paved the way for the World Challenge Day.
TAFISA launched the international event and has coordinated the World Challenge Day (formerly International Challenge Day) since 1990. Since then more than 50 countries with thousands of communities and millions of participants have made the event the largest in the history of Sport for All.
Results from previous TAFISA World Challenge Days can be found below.
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