Aspire to Aspire!
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word aspire: “to seek to attain or accomplish a particular goal.” Others suggest it encompasses a hope or dream. Both would assume that there is movement towards something good or desirable. Team Aspire is about pursuing and maintaining the joy of movement. We were made to move!
Team Aspire was born in the Spring of 2010 when we decided to challenge our patients, families, friends and neighbors to “get moving” and train to participate in the 2010 Harrisburg Marathon and Relay. To our surprise 86 runners and walkers ―people just like you― took the challenge and ran or walked all or part of the 26.2-mile race! Aspire Urgent Care and Family Medicine has been the sponsor of the Harrisburg Marathon ever since.
However, Team Aspire is not just about running a marathon. Its about getting and keeping ourselves and others moving. And while it is no secret that being healthy and fit requires sacrifice and some degree of discomfort, sharing the struggles and successes with others brings mutual inspiration and joy. We at Aspire Urgent Care and Family Medicine, are convinced that there is no better way to achieve wellness than in the context of community. To this end Team Aspire continues to meet every Saturday morning between April and November for group runs to encourage and inspire one another towards wellness. This is what Team Aspire is; a community of encouraging folks who desire to experience the joy of movement and the energy of wellness. Though we do provide training guidance and support for those who would like to run in the Aspire Harrisburg Marathon and Relay, most just come out for fun, friendship and fitness!
There is no experience required; come as you are! Whether you are looking to lose weight, get fit, train for a 5k or train for a marathon, this is the team for you. Check out our marathon training schedule.
Benefits of running with Team Aspire:
- Inspiration and support from amazing people like you
- Discounted Team Aspire tee-shirt
- Discounts at the Inside Track running store (www.insidetrackpa.com)
- Discounts at Pedal Pusher bike shop (www.pedalpusher.us)
- Discounts at Mountainside Ski and Sport (www.mountainsideski-sports.com)
- Discounted registration for the Aspire Harrisburg Marathon