“Take the stairs” – No Elevators Day in Sofia
On 13 May 2016, together with Sport Management Bulgaria, we celebrate European No Elevators Day by racing up the stairs.
The race will start at 6:00 p.m. All the participants will start according to the order of enrollment at the reception desk of Vitosha Park Hotel. The event is organized by the company "Sports Management Bulgaria", which is the coordinator of all activities of NowWeMOVE campaign in Sofia.
Competition winners ( men and women) will receive a special prize from Vitosha Park Hotel - one month full access to the gym, pool and wellness center. We expect some of the sports teams, that are our guest in this period also to take place in the competition.
The main objective of No Elevators Day is to focus the public's attention on the importance of physical activity and demonstrate how easy it is to be active despite our busy everyday lives.
According to Bulgarian campaign coordinator  “BG Be Active”, walking up the stairs burns two to three times more calories than walking. Also stair climbing is associated with "good cholesterol" levels, and it can help to build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints.
Everyone who wants to challenge themselves could join the campaign by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator, even for a day.