Video game characters may get their speed, strength, and agility from power-ups but in real life, children develop these qualities through a combination of nutritious diet, active lifestyle and healthy competition.
Open to children 6 to 14 years old, Alaska IronKids Philippines is the local junior version of the international triathlon series, Ironman. Triathlon is a race that features three sporting events: running, swimming and biking. The competition is open to kids who are new to the sport and those who have already joined other triathlon events.
Alaska Ironkids aims to promote a well-balanced lifestyle for kids of today, who are used to staying indoors with TV, video game console and the Internet as companions. Ironkids is also the perfect venue for families to bond and for parents to demonstrate in “real-time” that being HEALTHY can also be fun. source:

Last April 19, Alaska IronKids Aquathlon I (Swim and Run) was held at The Village Sports Club.
IronKids aged 6-8 lining up and ready to swim.
Honestly, this was my first time to witness a sporty event like this. Nakikita ko lang yung mga ganito sa instagram feed ko or the internet. I was aiming to be sporty too, kaso baka di na kaya ng heart ko. Kaya when I found out that it is going to be a "Kids Edition" Oh My Gosh!!! kaya ba ng mga bagets ito? and Boy Oh Boy! Mali Ako... 

I underestimated those kiddilets! Astig pala sila and Ang lakas!!

  Alaska Station
IronKids Philippines has 4 categories. 
6-8 years old | 9-10 years old | 11-12 years old | 13-14 years old

and Running
Running Track

 What's waiting for the IronKids at the Finish Line?

Finisher's Shirt and Medal
 Plus Some Treats 

Prizes for the first 3's in every category
Teddy and A Plaque + Loots from Alaska and other sponsors

Now here's what happened... Brace yourself for impact!
Because these kids were soooooo amazing and strong! 
I bet all parents were super proud.
Ako nga ay super bilib promise!!!

Team No Limits 

 Inaki Emil Lorbes 1st Placer 13-14y.old Category

 Jerome and Joshua Nelmida #TeamNoLimits

 2nd Placer Marcus Faytaren | 1st Placer Inaki Emil Lorbes | 3rd Placer Luigi Miguel Crisostomo
 2nd Placer Una Janus Sibayan | 1st Placer Samantha Borlain | 3rd Placer Janis Yzely Placio

2nd Placer Ted Jacob Laminta | 1st Placer Juan Francisco Banqued | 3rd Placer Yechiel David Hipol
2nd Placer Everly Janarie Macalalad | 1st Placer Tara Borlain | 3rd Placer Angelina Powell

 2nd Placer Glendwyn Giles Mariscostes | 1st Placer Alexander Lamb | 3rd Placer Christopher Delos Santos
  2nd Placer Hannah Sanchez | 1st Placer Jaz Villanueva | 3rd Placer Marie Yzobel Florez

 Yes.. aged 6 to 8 lang sila and on competition mode na!! oh may gulay!!!
If kinain ko lang lahat ng gulay at food na inihain ng mama ko baka naging ganyan din ako :P
 Look... patiently waiting ang mga bagets (^.^,)
Now getting ready to hit the pool.
(6-8 swim video here)
Into the pool, swimming their way til end of 4laps

And out of the water... now time to run! 
 And finish the race.
 Congrats Race Finishers!!!
2nd Placer Thomas Lamb | 1st Placer Richard Allan Aquitana | 3rd Placer Paul Benedict Cucal
2nd Placer Aubrey Tom | 1st Placer Keira Ellis | 3rd Placer Franchezka Borlain

Play Category
1st Placer: Sky Xander Guevarra
2nd Placer: Tatiana Victoria Pardo
3rd Placer: Aliyah Nicole Misola

1st Placer: Alia Velmonte

Relay Category 11-14 years old

Behind The Scenes

I am super proud of them. Kahit siguro ilaban ako sa 6 year old I'm so talo :( Inggit much I can't swim eh :P

Wala akong nakitang nag-stopped sa pag swim. Yung tipong "teka po I'll just catch my breath..." walang ganun... Ako ang napagod for them :) Grabe pinaghandaan siguro talaga ng mga kids ito. I noticed ang mga muscles nila perfect! At a very young age I can really see that they are in good shape and into sports pa, mind you aquathlon ito! bongga! super sports! Iniisip ko na nga kung i-train ko na din my kids into thi kesa maging hooked sa gadgets. But first mag-aral muna kami mag swim :)

But for those na marunong na magswim and interested to be part of the next IronKids Philippines Aquathlon or Triathlon see details below:

Alaska IronKids Philippines

Ironkids Aquathlon – 2 ( June 6, 2015 )
Ironkids Triathlon – 1 ( March 7, 2015 ) 
Ironkids Triathlon – 2 ( August 1, 2015 )