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Lesotho celebrates world walking day

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Lesotho celebrates world walking day

Seabata Mahao

Lesotho Sports and Recreation Committee (LSRC) will on Sunday join many countries of the world in celebrating the World Walking Day.

An initiative by The Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA), the World Walking Day commonly known as the 24 Hours Around the Globe (24HAG), will connect the world through a 24-hour planet-wide relay going from east to west on Sunday at 10AM.

Like all TAFISA members, Lesotho is expected to participate in the walk.

LSRC Public Relations Officer, Jobo Polumo said the walk would start at at Mafofela Ground in Khubelu in Ha-Abia Maseru, then pass through the village towards Tšieng village via Holy Innocent Primary School commonly known as ‘Ha-‘Mutlanyana’, then turn back at Shalabeng near Little Willow Nursery to end where it started.

Pulumo said preparations were at an advanced stage for the weekend event, and was open to citizens of all age groups, backgrounds, abilities and gender.

There is no fee and prior registration to participate in the walk. Interested people can organise themselves according to their sporting codes or individually go to the starting point of the walk to be part of the internatonal initiative.

“Pass the baton and help us reach more countries this year. Anyone can join from individuals who want to be part of the movement to organisations hosting events for their community,” Polumo said.

A TAFISA statement said participants from all corners of the world and all walks of life will pass the baton to connect with each other to celebrate being active and raise awareness for the causes they care about.

In 2021, 86 countries from all continents joined the second edition of the TAFISA World Walking Day. 

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