Events are open to all members of the community and run until April
This November, Aspire Zone Foundation launches an exciting line-up of competitions and activities designed to encourage the local community to be active and participate in sport. Running until April 2016, the line-up includes activities such as the Aspire Run in the Park, Kids Art in the Park, the Aspire School Kids Run, the Aspire Zone Open Aquathon, Aspire Splash and Dash and the Aspire Triathlon GMC TriSeries. All activities will be held at Aspire Zone’s various venues, including Aspire Park, Hamad Aquatic Centre, and others.
Commenting on the news, Mr. Abdullah Al Khater, Events Manager at Aspire Zone Foundation, said: “Aspire Zone is both a global centre of sports excellence and a unique facility and destination for the local community, where they can enjoy a great atmosphere and benefit from state-of-the-art venues and facilities. We continually organise sports and cultural activities designed to appeal to all members of the local community. Our latest line-up of activities is just part of a larger, year-round programme that the Foundation organises as part of our ongoing efforts to encourage the community to be active and adopt heathy lifestyles”.
The Aspire Run in the Park launches on November 7, 2015 and takes place at Aspire Park. It includes a 2.5km Junior Race (for ages 10-15), which starts at 8:00AM, and a 5.0km Senior Race (for ages 13-18) which starts at 8:45AM. Subsequent races take place on December 12, 2015, January 16, 2016 and February 13, 2016. To register and for more information on rules and regulations, please visit: www.lifeinaspire.qa
The Aspire Zone Foundation is also organising the Aspire School Kids Run, which aims to encourage schoolchildren to engage in sports and fitness, to follow healthy lifestyles, and explore Aspire Park and its different facilities. Schoolchildren aged 7-12 will compete in 1.0KM races in four groups of 50, split into boys and girls. Students interested in participating can register through their school.
In addition, Aspire Park will also host the Kids Art in the Park event, consisting of fun and educational activities designed to help children be creative and try different art projects. Kids Art in the Park will take place every Saturday in a tent behind the main children’s playground at Aspire Park, starting on November 14, 2015 and ending on March 26, 2016.
Aspire Zone Foundation will also host the “Aspire Triathlon GMC TriSeries”, Qatar's leading triathlon series which brings together contestants of all ages and fitness levels. The triathlon includes 14 non-competitive races that will begin on November 14 2015, which include a 50m swimming race, a 5km cycling race and a 1.25km running race. Three competitive races will follow these on November 28 2015, February 20 2016 and April 30 2016. The races will be held across different venues at Aspire Zone, including Hamad Aquatic Centre.
In October, the Aspire Zone Foundation also launched the 2015 – 2016 season of the Aspire Zone Aquathon series, which takes place on November 21 2015, November 27 2015 and April 16 2016. The Aquathon is open for everyone aged eight and above, and includes running and swimming races.
The Aspire Splash and Dash event has also been extended until December 26 2015 after attracting a large number of participants and significant levels of interest. Now in its second year, the programme involves running and swimming activities organised in the Aspire Dome, where participants can access the swimming pool and air-conditioned Indoor Athletics Track to improve their fitness and health.
Aspire Zone Foundation organizes a number of community events and activities throughout the year, providing access to its state-of-the-art venues and facilities for all members of the community. It is the ideal location to practice sport and exercise, and provides a range of cultural activities for the wider community.
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