Alaska Ironkids Triathlon 2012 Goes to Cebu

Hubby and I believes that in order to instill discipline in a child, we should introduce them to sports. When both of us were hooked into running, we opted the kids to join us. And Alaska Ironkids was the race that made my kids love the sports of running. It was 2010 when Rebeccah joined her very first 1K run.

 
Before and during the race. 🙂

With her twin sister after the race, proudly wearing her Alaska Ironkids shirt

It was also because of this race that my kids even tried and joined triathlons, we as a parents should support our kids for them to build confidence and have a discipline in life that will be of use to them.

Proudly wearing their medals, they won 1st and 2nd in their age group

For those parents out there who wants their kids introduced in sports, you may register them for Alaska Ironkids race, you may check the calendar HERE. Hope to see you kids on the road. 😉

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Press Release for the 2012 Alaska Ironkids Triathlon:
This August, all eyes will be on Cebu Province as it hosts this year’s much-anticipated sporting event for kids— Alaska IronKids Triathlon. More than a hundred triathletes, 6 to 14 years old, are expected to show up at the starting lines at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort on August 5, hopefully surpassing the record number of 95 participants set last year at the CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC) in Pili, Camarines Sur. With their parents and family in tow to cheer for them, the event promises to be a family affair to remember.
Expected to defend their titles are frontrunners and early race favorites Tara Borlain and Eric Almendral, last year’s winners in the 6-8 y/o cataegory; Sophia Marie Vizcarra and Lance Vincent Plaza, winners of the 11-12 y/o category; and  Magali Echauz and Justine Kyle Mapalo, winners of the 13-14 y/o category. Those interested can still join. Just log on to http://www.ironkidsphil.com. Registration is ongoing.
Alaska IronKids is the junior counterpart of the world-renowned triathlon event IronMan where kids 6 to 14 years old race through three sporting events: Swimming, Biking and Running. The race is divided into four age categories: 6-8 years old, 9-10 y/o, 11-12 y/o and 13-14 y/o. It is open to kids who are new to the sport as well as those who have already competed in other triathlon events.
A year-long sporting event, Alaska IronKids has so far completed three legs this year — two marathons, held at University of Makati and Mall of Asia and an aquathlon, held at the Palms Country Club. Another triathlon is scheduled on October 23 at Pico de Loro, Batangas).Since its inception in 2010, Alaska IronKids has become a symbol for active and healthy lifestyle among kids. Its successful races have encouraged kids to take care of their bodies through exercise and proper nutrition and have instilled in them commitment and discipline, all of which are advocacies of the Alaska Milk Corporation. In addition, Alaska IronKids has also become a venue where families can bond and support each other.

Among the sponsors of Alaska IronKids Triathlon are Alaska Milk Corporation as the title sponsor, Mc Donalds, Time Studio, Powerade, Prudential Guarantee, Private Iris, and Viva Mineral Water as the other sponsors. For more information, check out the Alaska IronKids website, http://www.ironkidsphil.com and http://www.alaskamilk.com.ph

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