Taking an active role in generating the growing enthusiasm for sports in China, adidas has recently rolled out an activities zone ‘‘Republic of Sports’’ at Xintiandi to encourage everyone to be in an actively creative stance to re-define their own meaning of sports. Located at Taipingqiao Lake at Xintiandi, this is a fun experience free for you to take part in everyday from 10am – 10pm until July 16. Activities are categorized into running, training, football, basketball and outdoor zones incorporated with a whole lot of creative elements. You can even win fun prizes and personalised gifts!
Shanghaiist attended the training event which happened on Thursday June 29. We were greeted by the presence of competitive swimmer Ning Zetao and superstar Zhang Junning.
There was also an impressive dance performance and educational group class demonstrations with dumbbells and free weights.
Now, let’s take a sneak peek below to see what you can take part in!
What to expect
Not much of a runner? Maybe this prize will inspire you. All you have to do is pile on 20lbs of free weights and run 890m. If you complete this challenge within 3 minutes, you’ll get your hands on a comfortable and trendy piece of runners tee. If you win the weekly championship, you’ll have the chance to join the Guiness team to break some world record on July 15.
Feeling thirsty? This might help. All that is needed is you on the paddles and complete 600m within 90 seconds, and you’ll get a cup of freshly squeezed orange juice in your hands. Pretty awesome eh?
Make this a memorable one and get a professional photo of you boxing! As long as you complete 65 jabs within 40 seconds (75 jabs for the boys), you’ll be able to get an electronic version of you killing it.
Once you hit the start button, you’ll have to follow the guided route and climb to the top. Complete the challenge of a 6 meter climb within 3 minutes and you’ll win a photo of you climbing. The first 3 leading winners of the day will win an adidas TRI water bottle too!
Layup and dribble around the obstacles for a recorded video of you smashing it on the court! If you’re not interested in doing a layup though, it’s all good, you can throw still some hoops and win points to be exchanged for gifts at the gift shop.
HAVE A SOCCER TOURNAMENT
You can sign up for a 3v3 tournament on this majestic indoor soccer court on their official WeChat account (WeChat ID: adidasSP).
On top of winning all these exciting tees, drinks and photos with all of these interactive activities, all your accumulated points can be exchanged for an adidas gift at the official gift shop. You can even personalise your own jerseys with slogans and such!
Republic of Sports
Until July 16
10am – 10pm
Suitable for adults & kids over 4 years of age
Taipingqiao Lake, Xintiandi (Near South Huangpi Road)
太平桥湖, 新天地 (近黄陂南路)