The sporting event serves to make Kigali a green city while promoting a healthy lifestyle.
On Sunday 21st August 2022, President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame participated along with the Minister of Sports, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju ; the Mayor of Kigali City, Pudence Rubingisa and Dr. Senait Fisseha, a specialist doctor.
The bi-monthly Car Free Day usually takes place between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. every first and third Sunday of the month, bringing together city dwellers for physical fitness exercises.
The exercise started in 2016, aimed promoting healthy lifestyle among Rwandans and help them benefit from other health activities like screening for non-communicable diseases.
Car Free Day provides a platform to educate people on healthy lifestyle choices in general and creates awareness that roads are not only built for vehicles but also for pedestrians.
Among others, the mass sports helps to reduce air pollution.