IronKids draws more than 300 entries and counting
The future of Philippine triathlon takes the spotlight ahead of the pros as they dispute top honors in various age divisions in the Alaska Fortified IronKids Philippines Saturday at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa in Cebu.
Now back as a swim-bike-run event, the chase for crowns in four age-groups ranging from six to 14 years old is expected to be fierce with Cebuana Moira Erediano gunning for back-to-back titles in the girls’ centerpiece 13-14 category (400m swim-12K bike-3K run).
Over 300 kids have so far registered over the weekend, with that number expected to swell before the deadline on Aug. 7.
For details, log on to ironkidsphil.com. Other titles to be disputed are in the 11-12 (300m swim-9K bike-2K run), 9-10 (200m swim-6K bike-1.5K run) and 6-8 (100m swim-3K bike-1K run) age categories.
The event starts at 6 a.m. and it will also serve as the prelude to the second Regent Aguila Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships powered by Philam Vitality the day after.
Launched over a decade ago, the Alaska IronKids has become one of the highlights of each Ironman competition.
Organized by Sunrise Events, Inc. and sponsored by Alaska, the event is staged to promote a well-balanced lifestyle for kids and at the same time serves as venue for family bonding.