I just read in the papers that Alaska Milk is sponsoring a triathlon event for kids this year. Largely inspired by the success of the IronMan Triathlon competition held at CamSur last August 2009, IronKids Philippines is a series of swimming, biking and running events for kids ranging from 6 to 14 years old. The race distances are designed to attract kids and the participants will be categorized into 4 categories and further still, by gender.
J has expressed willingness to join the IronKids Aquathlon event and she hopes to do the race with some of her soccer buddies. For her age level, she will do a 1.5k run and a 200m swim. The swimming part will come very easy for her, but she needs a little more endurance training for her 1.5k run. She has finished several 3k races, but she usually alternates running and walking every few hundred meters.
Sharing with you a photo taken during her first ever running event at the Manila Polo last June 2008. C's men's group organized a duathlon for the grown-ups and a 3k run for the kids.
One more taken last January 2009 as she was crossing the finish line, with B running close behind.
Finishing another 3k at the Happy Run last January 2009.
Here's another one taken during March of 2009 for the Pinay In Action 3k race. I am obviously taking it easy as I still found time to wave to someone.
Here is the Alaska IronKid Event Calendar
Feb 28 – Ironkids Run Race (Manila Polo Club) Apr 11 – Ironkids Run Race (Ateneo College Grounds)
|6 to 8 yrs||1 km|
|9 to 10 yrs||1.5 km|
|11 to 12 yrs||2 km|
|13 to 14 yrs||3 km|
May 23 – Ironkids Aquathlon (Manila Polo Club) July 25 – Ironkids Aquathlon (Alabang Country Club)
|6 to 8 yrs||100 m||1 km|
|9 to 10 yrs||200 m||1.5 km|
|11 to 12 yrs||300 m||2 km|
|13 to 14 yrs||400 m||3 km|
Aug 21 – Ironkids Triathlon (CamSur) Sept 26 – Ironkids Triathlon
|6 to 8 yrs||100 m||3 km||1 km|
|9 to 10 yrs||200 m||6 km||1.5 km|
|11 to 12 yrs||300 m||10 km||2 km|
|13 to 14 yrs||400 m||12 km||3 km|
For more details, you can visit the IronKids website here.