June 1 is World Milk Day!  As the leading milk company in the Philippines that provides Filipino families superior and affordable nutrition, Alaska Milk Corporation spearheads the celebration of World Milk Day in the country. 

The Alaska World Milk Day provides a great opportunity to reinforce importance of drinking milk and healthy lifestyle and bring it at the forefront of consumer awareness. And with the series of exciting activities lined up for the World Milk Day, Alaska Milk encourages children and adults alike to get into the habit of drinking milk and engage into sports activities to achieve optimum health.

Allow us to share with you some alarming health problems.  Nutrition disorders such as malnutrition and obesity are particularly rampant with children. They interfere with the child’s growth and development which could lead to serious health problems. Based on a 2008 survey of the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one in ten adults are obese. Obesity and being overweight are the fifth leading risk for global deaths. And what is alarming is that even children are experiencing overweight issues as nearly 43 million children are overweight based 2010 WHO data.

June 2013 marks the milestone of the first-ever Alaska World Milk Day.  Various exciting activities are lined-up to celebrate and promote good health!  The celebration kicks off on June 1 at 6:30am with the Alaska IronKids Run Race in SM Mall Of Asia (IMAX Parking Area).  There will also be an Alaska World Milk Day Sampling in Glorietta Malls from 10am to 10pm.   June 9 is the Alaska World Milk Day Family Run where participants can race at 3k, 5k, 10k.  In all events, there will be the Alaska milk moustache photo shoot where everyone is invited to participate in. 

i got my milk moustache photo too! 🙂

The Alaska World Milk Day celebrations were made possible by Ayala Malls, Solar Sports, Basketball TV, Solar News, Akari nxled, Glorietta, Gatorade and Downy.   



I am giving away 7 complimentary race coupons for the ALASKA World Milk Day Run! Each race coupon will entitle the bearer to a FREE RACE KIT in either the 3km Individual, 5km and 10km race category.

To get the chance to be one of the participants, simply follow the below mechanics:

1. Post/Share the Alaska World Milk Day Run poster (as shown above- right-mouse button click and save a copy) as a photo in your FB Account with the caption “I look forward to celebrating World Milk Day via the Alaska World Milk Day Fun Run on June 9!”  (*Please make sure that your post is set to “PUBLIC” so that I can view it when I verify)
2. Post as a comment to this blog the following:
– the race category you want to join in (either 3km Individual, 5km or 10km)
– a link to the photo you posted into your Facebook account (Please make sure that your post is set to “PUBLIC” so that I can view it when I verify)
3. Entries can be posted from now until Friday, May 31 at 9PM.
4. Winners will be determined via
5. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Likewise, posting inaccessible links will disqualify one’s entry.
6. Winners will be notified via email, so please indicate a valid email address when posting your comment/entry.
7. Complimentary race coupons will be given to the winners which they can use to register for the ALASKA World Milk Day Run for FREE.

Cheers and good luck!

*Would you like to know more about this race? Click HERE for details. 

Winners of the Philippine Air Force Run 2013 RACE KITS!

Hello folks! For the PAF Anniversary Run 2013 free race kits contest, the correct answers to the question can actually be found on this BLOG POST. Let me show you a snapshot of the post showing the answers:

race day

correct answers

Hence, the following are the entries with correct answers and which were included as candidates for the 10km and 21km raffle (NOTE: These list are not yet the winners)

10km 21km

Based on the results generated by the online software, the following are the lucky winners:

1. For 10km:


6 – Gina C. Sagre
8 – Corazon Luna
19 – Aaron Kyle Brabante
20 – Merlita Cacho
27 – Charina Hallare

2. For 21km:


7 – Billie Jay Jacob
15 – Raymond Naval
20 – Jose Remuel dela Cruz
28 – Jep Pajarito
33 – Yves Mozart Parma

Congratulations! Each of you will receive one Philippine Air Force Anniversary Run complimentary race kit in your chosen race category!

If you are one of the above-mentioned winners, kindly send me an email at with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Birthday
  • Gender
  • Singlet Size
  • Person to Contact in Case of Emergency
  • Contact Person’s Number

Cheers! 😉

Vaseline Men XTERRA Mud Run Reminders

Hello folks! Tomorrow is D-DAY where we get to experience the muddiest run ever (and hey, this is the first time I ever felt excitement with regards to MUD!) – the Vaseline Men XTERRA Mud Run.

Here are some race reminders from the organizers:


call time



Starting Line is at Promenade corner Filinvest Road, see below map:




  • Wave Starts with 150 runners released per wave will begin with 10K at 530am.
  • Waves will be released every 10 minutes. Wave A for 5K will be released at 630 am. 

Wave Release Schedule:

  • 10km
    • Wave A 5:30am
    • Wave B 5:40am
    • Wave C 5:50am
    • Wave D 6:00am
  • 5km
    • Wave A 6:30am
    • Wave B 6:40am
    • Wave C 6:50am
    • Wave D 7:00am

Be ready to get very dirty. See you all tomorrow!


The Alaska Ironkids Philippines Aquathlon Race – May 19 2013


Last Sunday was the time I get to see up-close true, unadulterated passion to a sport. Where, you may ask, can I witness such kind of love towards a physical activity, a tiring and competitive sport? Well, only where kids are there to compete!


us bloggers (Rod, Allan and Rikki) with Sunrise Event’s Princess and Alaska staff infront of the Alaska station by the finish line (photo credit: Art of

It was like Family Day at the Ateneo De Manila Grade School Campus in the morning of last Sunday where the Alaska Ironkids Aquathlon event is being held. Parents, siblings and other members of the family are present, giddily prepping their little ones , oh and for some, their not so little ones for the race.


parents and spectators at the bleachers (photo credit: Rikki of


dad giving daughter some last-minute coaching (photo credit: Rikki of

The Aquathlon event fittingly classified participants into two/one-year spaced age groups: 6-8 years old, 9-10 years old, 11-12 years old and 13-14 years old – making sure that participants in each group will not have a big gap not only in age but most probably in built. 😉

It was my first time to see an actual Aquathlon event, as I never took that much interest in it (because I do not know how to swim!). But Aquathlon had an entirely different kind of lure to it when it was the “Ironkids Aquathlon”. When kids do activities that are usually, regularly done by adults, nakakabilib! It not only inspires but also warms the heart. ❤


Coach Ani briefing the kids (photo credit: Photo-Ops)


the boys doing the swim, galing! (photo credit: Photo-Ops)


out of the pool on to the transition area (photo credit: Photo-Ops)

Ironkids Philippines is actually the mini-version of the popular Ironman 70.3 triathlon race series. What is good about the Ironkids is that it offers not only a full triathlon race event but also aquathlon and running events – perfect for kids who may be just preparing to join triathlon races or simply just would like to dabble into one or two sporting disciplines. 

Watching the kids, I can’t help but feel inggit, my thought bubble – “If nung bata ako meron nang Ironkids, baka I know how to swim na at this age!”.  The race was executed just like how an adult aquathlon race is done – complete with race-branded swim caps, a transition area, official photogs, a finisher’s medal, shirt and loot bags! Podium finishers aside from the medals even have trophies with teddy bears to go with it! Aliw! 


at the transition area (photo credit: Photo-Ops)


these kids were taken seriously! there were a gatorade and summit water hydration stations (photo credit: Art of


aside from the Regent loot bags, there’s also a Regent product sampling booth for everyone (photo credit: Art of


and of course, there is an Alaska wet sampling booth! this is on top of the Alaska loot bags given away to all participants (photo credit: Art of


photo of the relay winners together with Coach Ani and Alaska Mascot E-Cow! See the teddy bears? (photo credit: Art of


post-race, kids still do have the energy! these two boys by the finish line wearing their “badges of honor” – finisher’s shirt and medal (photo credit: Photo-Ops)

Post-race, I am contemplating on having my little boy participate in the coming Alaska IronKids Running race on June 1 at the SM Mall of Asia. It will be a different but great experience for a kid especially in terms of discipline, hard work and determination. Gone are the days where every kid will be content in being infront of a computer, tv or gaming console – with the Alaska IronKids, speed, strength, agility and power-ups are to be experienced in real life and not just via a push of a button. 😉

Congratulations to all who participated and finished this race, good job kids! And props to all top finishers, keep it up!

results1 results2

For more photos, you can visit the Alaska IronKids photo albums from the Photo-Ops Photography FB page HERE.