Junior Triathletes to Compete in 2013 Alaska IronKids Triathlon

Alaska IronKids on August 3, 2013 @ Shangri-La Mactan

Alaska IronKids on August 3, 2013 @ Shangri-La Mactan

Now on its fourth year, Alaska IronKids brings junior triathletes 6 to 14 years to the historic Cebu for the Alaska IronKids Triathlon. The event is taking place at Shangri – La Mactan Hotel Beach Front on August 3, 2013.

Considered to be one of local junior sports’ most prestigious races, Alaska IronKids Triathlon is the local franchise of the internal IronKids Series, which has many notable alumni including Olympians Hunter Kemper and Nick Radkewich, Laura Reback and Douglas Mosiniak, Jr. The multi-sport event tests the children’s skill, discipline and endurance in swimming, biking and running. The race is divided into girls and boys division, categorised according to the following age brackets: 6-8 years old, 9-10 years old, 11-12 years old and 13-14 years old. All finishers receive a specially crafted finisher’s medal.

Will this year bring more participants to surpass last year’s attendance of 134 participants? Registration is already on going for young local and internal triathletes. As of press time, a total of 165 participants have already registered. This year’s event highlights the participation of Borlain Sisters, Ildefonso Sisters, the Pangilinan Siblings, and the McCormack Sisters.

On the front end to defend her title is consistent top finisher and Alaska Milk Ambassador Tara Borlain, who at 10 years old, has remained unbeatable. Also expected to top in their respective race category are 2012 top winners Syrah Ruth Uy and Eric Almendral who dominated the 6-8 year old category; Juris Aaron Tan in the 9-10 year old category; Lauren Justine Plaza and Yuan Chiongbian in the 11-12 years old group. Let’s see who makes the cut in the top three spots for the 13-14 years old category.

Wave 1: IronKids 11-14 y/o Race Route

Wave 1: IronKids 11-14 y/o Race Route

Wave 2: IronKids 6-10 y/o Race Route

Alaska IronKids is part of Alaska Milk Corporation’s advocacy campaign “Nutrion. Action. Champion.”, which highlights the importance of nutrition and sports in the physical, mental and emotional development of the children. The campaign is very timely due to the fact that two out of 10 Filipino children below 10 years old are found to be overweight, while three out of 10 children are found undernourished in the latest survey of the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI).

Since its launch in 2010, Alaska IronKids has become a symbol for active and healthy lifestyle among children. Its successful races have encouraged children to take care of their bodies through exercise and balanced diet, and have instilled the values of determination, hard work, teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship.

Alaska IronKids has mounted four races to date: Run races at UP Diliman Track Oval and Mall of Asia, Aquathlon at Ateneo de Manila Grade School, and Swimming competition at Marist School Marikina. To cap off this year’s races, another triathlon is scheduled on October 20 at Palms Country Club in Alabang.

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