Team Aisling is a registered running/walking club with the New York Road Runners.
Team Aisling welcomes all members of the community to connect, become active by running and get fit as part of a broad wellness program for mind and body. It boasts over 600 members who come together to participate in marathons, half marathons, and 5K races and also attend hikes, fitness classes, and workshops. It is also a social fitness club, both fun and friendly!
HOW IT STARTED
Team Aisling came to life in 2018. The concept was simple, yet inspirational: Get the community involved in a new wellness initiative, the 4 Fs philosophy-fun, fitness, friendship and fundraising. The original goal was to have 20 or 30 people take part in the Yonkers Marathon/Half Marathon or 5k, while raising awareness about the Aisling Center’s valuable programs and services. However, the idea captured the imagination of the community and before too long, Couch to 5k running groups sprang up in The Bronx, Yonkers, Queens and Rockland, requiring a dedicated team group of Team Captains to coordinate the initiative which culminated in over 330 Team Aisling members taking part in the Yonkers Marathon/Half Marathon and 5k in October 2018. Since then, Team Aisling has gone from strength to strength with over 660 members participating in 2019.
WHAT WE DO
As well as running and walking, Team Aisling organizes speakers on topics such as healthy eating, training information and physical/emotional well–being. Bootcamp/training sessions are held regularly. Members meet weekly and coordinate their own runs and walks. Being a part of Team Aisling is a wonderful chance for like-minded people to connect and forge great friendships. Members set goals and support each other in achieving them. Team Aisling provides a healthy and alternative way for people to connect with others from all walks of life – making friends while having fun and getting fit.