Posted on February 18, 2015

AspireZone succeeded to attract more than 50 thousand participants of individuals and families through National Sport Day this year. Despite the dust that prevailed in the atmosphere that day, the diversity of activities and special events, and the variability of facilities between open outdoor and air-conditioned indoor, were factors that encouraged many families to participate and enjoy the practice of sports and other activities offered by AZ and many other companies on the day.

Aspire Zone is especially featured with celebrating sport throughout the year not only on NSD, where the team of AZF and its members: Aspire Academy, Aspetar and Aspire Logistics, is specialized in designing innovative programs to different audiences encouraging them to enjoy physical activity in leisure ambiance that enables all family members to exercise their activity together, and help them to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Kids Fun Run is one of the monthly activities of AZF dedicated for school children on a special track for a distance of 2.5 km passes through the various areas of Aspire Zone. The race is held in two categories, the first for children aged 10 to 15 years at eight in the morning, and the other only to those who are above 13-year-old. About 100 participants take part in the race every time. This race is a perfect opportunity to strengthen ties between schoolmates, where Aspire Zone is aiming through these activities to reflect its mission making sport an effective way for raising the spirit of competition and excellence.

Aspire Zone also offers for children every Saturday a weekly activity in the park that began since 10 January, and will continue every Saturday until March 21 2015. Kids Art in the Park includes fun, educational and creative activities for children in a tent behind the children's play area. Participating kids are awarded certificates of appreciation as a mean of encouragement. Kids Art in the Park opens every Saturday from 11:00 pm to 13:00. The number of participating children ranges between 40 to 50 in each session.

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On the other hand, the "Cycle in Aspire" initiative is one of the most popular activities to encourage active lifestyle in the community, which witnessed considerable public turnout. Aspire Zone has allocated a special path for bicycles that can be used for those who have a bicycles or they can rent bicycles from the Aspire Zone outlet in Aspire Park behind the giant screen of the kids play area near to the public football pitches. Age of five years and above can rent bicycles as different sizes of bicycles are available with safety helmet. The outlet is open on Sunday to Thursday from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

For the fourth consecutive year, and after the great success of the three editions of the last years, Aspire Zone Foundation is organizing the street basketball tournament "Aspire Jam". The event kicks off on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 3 p.m. till 8 p.m. The tournament is held this year in the open outside courts at Aspire Park, and will witness the competition of most prominent triple basketball teams to win the trophy. Registration is still open to male participants.

For more information about the programs and activities of Aspire Zone and registration in their activities, please visit the website: www.lifeinaspire.qa

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