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 26.
TAFISA World Challenge Day 2021 will be a special edition! While the event cannot take place in its traditional form, we are hosting a 2-hour webinar to collectively rise to the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
You are invited to join our first ever TAFISA World Challenge Day 2021 Webinar to learn about the inspiring stories, good practices, challenges, knowledge and experience of TAFISA members from all around the world. Speakers will introduce how they designed innovative ways to keep their community engaged and physically active during the COVID-19 pandemic in an interactive format which will also provide a platform for all participants to exchange with each other and share their experience from the perspective of their own organisation and country.
*Note: the event has been postponed until further notice.
Amongst the countries participating, the TAFISA World Challenge Day Cup saw communities from all over the world competing in a friendly competition in 5 categories. The results are as follows:
TAFISA World Challenge Day Cup Winners:
TAFISA World Challenge Day 2019 Cup Winners
Belgrade, Serbia with 11.79% of the population participating
Tokyo Edogawa, Japan with 46.78% of the population participating
Isehara, Japan with 67.90% of the population participating
Kai, Japan with 91.56% of the population participating
Shingo, Japan with 113.08% of the 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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