Racing to Win: The Alaska Ironkids Run Race


Alaska Ironkids Run Race

Alaska Ironkids Run Race

A couple of weeks after the Aquathlon Event, on June 1, 2013, Alaska Ironkids staged yet another exciting and action – packed event, the Alaska Ironkids Run Race. The event was held at SM MOA, where a total of 125 aspiring young triathletes competed in Individual and Mixed Relay categories. The venue had a perky ambiance as the tri – kids gathered up, waiting for their respective race briefing and gun start schedules. 

Race Director Coach Ani de Leon- Brown, was very hands on during the entire event – from conducting the race briefing and leading the stretching exercises, making sure that the kids are well informed of what to do when it’s their turn to race. She would act as second mom to the kids as soon as they have left off the start line. Like the usual fun run, there were participants who were recreational runners, and there were others who raced to win. 

Half an hour before the first wave of runners set off from the starting line, you can see some of the junior triathletes already doing their warm up run. A secretariat booth was provided for those who have not claimed their race kits yet. An Alaska booth was set up where all participants, parents and visitors alike can have their fill of the nutritious and refreshing Alaska milk, which came in two variants – the classic vanilla and the chocolate flavored. Personally, I love the chocolate flavor. And in celebration of the World Milk Day, there was a photo booth where you can have your photo taken with a milk moustache on. Check out the photo gallery at www.facebook.com/worldmilkdayph. Also, ample hydration and bananas were provided for all the participants. 

Photos (from left): 1. Alaska Ironkids getting ready for their race category. 2. Coach Ani leading the stretching. 3. Teammates Isabelle Rivera and First Place winner Tara Borlain. 4. Ironkid showing support for the World Milk Day.

Photos (from left): 1. Alaska Ironkids getting ready for their race category. 2. Coach Ani leading the stretching. 3. Teammates Isabelle Rivera and First Place winner Tara Borlain. 4. Ironkid showing support for the World Milk Day.

By 6:30am, participants in the individual categories were set off in waves, according to the age group that they belong to. And who says the race is just for the normal kids? There were a couple of young racers who had special needs, and they have completed their respective race categories! Being a mom herself, it was very heartwarming to see Coach Ani personally assisting these kids after they crossed the finish line. In about two hours, all the participants have done their respective races. And she even was still full of energy during the awarding ceremony! 

And it was time to recognize the cream of the crop! 

13 – 14 Years Old, 3k

 

Boys

Girls

Place Name

Time

Name

Time

First Carlos Gabriel Cano

11:29

Lovely Rica Moreno

12:26

Second Julius Alfred Constantino

11:32

Maria Margarita delos Reyes

12:54

Third John Aldous Bayola

12:06

Angelee Pelaez

21:13

11 – 12 Years Old, 2k

 

Boys

Girls

Place Name

Time

Name

Time

First Eryake Mengorio

07:03

Lauren Justine Plaza

07:29

Second Brent Valelo

07:04

Una Janus Sibayan

07:52

Third Bambam Manglicmot

07:37

Nicole Danielle Eijansantos

08:01

9 – 10 Years Old, 1.5k

 

Boys

Girls

Place Name

Time

Name

Time

First Juris Earl Tan

06:05

Tara Borlain

05:43

Second Fernando Diaz

06:26

Everly Janarie Macalalad

05:54

Third Joaquin Tyson

06:33

Angelina Powell

06:03

6 – 8 Years Old, 1k

 

Boys

Girls

Place Name

Time

Name

Time

First Glendwyne Giles Mariscotes

04:01

Athena Shanessa Chang

04:50

   

 

Justicia Marieal Tan

04:50

Second Matthew Thomas Alumbres

04:03

Mariane Marie Guevarra

04:53

Third Umi Martin Abelarde

04:04

Denise Andreah Bernabe

04:56

 

From left to right: Lovely Rica Moreno, Julius Alfred Constantino, Maria Margarita delos Reyes, Nicole Danielle Eijansantos, Glendwyne Giles Mariscotes

From left to right: Lovely Rica Moreno, Julius Alfred Constantino, Maria Margarita delos Reyes, Nicole Danielle Eijansantos, Glendwyne Giles Mariscotes

Mixed Relay 6 to 10 Years Old, 3k

Place

Name

Time

First Team Tri-Clark – Juris Aaron Tan, Samantha Nalo, Dale Valelo

14:07

Second Team Hizon – Vincente Patrick, Paul Andrei, Jeffrey Dean

22:08

Third Team Bragais – Aidan Antoni, Toni Kirstyn, Judd Miguel

23:35

Mixed Relay 11 to 14 Years Old, 3k

Place

Name

Time

First Team Tri – Clark – Jose Maria Santos, Nathan Nalo, Brent Valelo

12:26

Second  

 

Third  

 

Team Hizon

Team Hizon

Mom Patricia Hizon, shared that although “the kids have been participating in the Ironkids events, it is their first time (for the Hizon kids) to join in the relay category.” Former basketball superstar Vince Hizon was also at the event to provide support to the children. 

Team Tri Clark: Eryake Mengorio, Fernando Diaz, Everly Macalalad, Justine Lauren Plaza, Una Sibayan

Team TriGear: Eryake Mengorio, Fernando Diaz, Everly Macalalad, Justine Lauren Plaza, Una Sibayan

The top three winners each received a medal, a signature teddy bear and a loot bag from Alaska. All participants who have completed their respective race distance received a finisher’s shirt and a finisher’s medal. 

For safety and security purposes, event marshals and Emergency Response Teams were deployed in strategic locations along the race route and at the venue. 

Alaska is presenting another installment to the Alaska Ironkids, the Aquathlon event scheduled on June 30, 2013. To register, please log on to www.ironkidsphil.com

For race results and updates, please visit www.ironkidsphil.com. For information on Alaska Sports program, please visit www.alaskamilk.com.ph.

Also, please follow us on Twitter @AlaskaSportshub

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5 Responses to Racing to Win: The Alaska Ironkids Run Race

  1. Thank you for sharing this amazing event. Eventhough i’m too far away to celebrate it presently or physically, reading your blog takes me to the reality of each events, as if i’m standing there- amongst the spectators 🙂

    Kat-

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    • Hi, Kat! I’m so overwhelmed reading all your comments here. I can’t thank you enough for sharing your positive ideas. I’m more motivated to write about the good stuff. My regards to you and your family. God bless.

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  2. just saw your blog..correction though on the tag of the pic of Eryake Mengorio, Fernando Diaz, Everly Janarie Macalalad, Lauren Justine Plaza and Una sibayan, they are from Team TriGEAR not Team Tri Clark 🙂
    Thank you!

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  3. The next Alaska Ironkids is on June 30, 2013 at Marist School Marikina. Please details or updates, please visit http://ironkidsphil.com/2013/, or follow @AlaskaSportshub on Twitter.

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