FAMILY FUN RUN AND DUATHLON AT LANCASTER NEW CITY CAVITE

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Families far and wide are in for a unique summer experience as Lancaster New City sets the Grand Family Weekend 2017! Happening this April 23, 2017, the said signature event of Lancaster New City Cavite features outdoor activities that families, enthusiasts, and athletes can enjoy.

Making a comeback this year is Lancaster New City Cavite’s FAMILY FUN RUN. It will be a family-friendly kind of run that’s open to all ages so it’s perfect for families with little kids.

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Photo : Lancaster New City Grand Family Weekend 2016 Family Fun Run participants. Photographed by Running Photographers

On top of the Family Fun Run, a DUATHLON will also be held during the Grand Family Weekend. The Duathlon is set for enthusiasts and athletes who are looking to take on a challenge of a 3km run – 20km bike – 3km run course and is open to participants ages 12 years old and above.

To complete the families’ fun under the sun, a FAMILY FAIR VILLAGE will be open with a lineup of attractions: the SpectaculaRUN which is a 2-kilometer run with 7 obstacle courses, Larong Pinoy, and the Art Zone. Entrance to the Famil Fair Village is for free.

How to join THE FAMILY FUN RUN or the DUATHLON?

REGISTRATION TO THE FAMILY FUN RUN AND THE DUATHLON IS OPEN UNTIL APRIL 9. Click HERE to register online.

There are also onsite registration booths in partner establishment where printed copies of the registration form can be requested. Check the event poster below for the list of onsite registration booths.

To be updated with the latest news about the Lancaster New City Grand Family Weekend 2017, click this link http://bit.ly/GFW2EventPage and hit the GOING button of the event page.

The Grand Family Weekend 2017 is just one of several events lined up in 2017. These events are held at the township development to foster a community where families bond together. Lancaster New City Cavite is a 1,600-hectare township development where everything families need is just within reach so they may live, learn, work, play, and pray.

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OTHER DETAILS

Event date : April 23, 2017

Call time for Family Fun Run: 5:00 AM

Check-in Time for Duathlon runners : 5:00 AM

Categories for the Family Fun Run : 3K category, 5K category, 10K category; open to all ages

Duathlon Course : 3km run – 20km run – 3km run; open to ages 12 years old and above

Family Fair Village : open from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM; Free entrance

For event inquiries, call 0917-537-3934 or send a private message at https://www.facebook.com/LancasterNewCityOfficial

So what are you waiting for?…

Taralets guys!

Alaska World Milk Day 2015

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On its third year, Alaska Milk Corporation gathered Filipino families once more to celebrate the benefits of having a healthy and active lifestyle through the World Milk Day Family Run.

The World Milk Day celebration last May 31, is part of Alaska’s continuing commitment to promote proper nutrition and active lifestyle through its “Nutrition. Action. Champion” program.

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This year, the celebration attracted an even bigger crowd in these four cities.  For the first time in the history, Alaska held a Family Run and Zumba activity in Manila, Baguio, Cebu and Davao simultaneously.

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Alaska reinforces the importance of drinking milk and participation in sports and outdoor play among Filipinos.  It also encourage children and families nationwide to develop the habit of taking nutritious breakfast through the “Alaska for Breakfast” campaign in which breakfast stations and milk bars were set-up in all four areas which served all participants with pandesal, champorado and milk for free.  This is to encourage them to develop the habit of having a good breakfast with milk which is crucial since breakfast will provide them with nutritious energy to start the day right and get through it.

The celebration culminated in a nationwide Milk Toast at exactly 6:00am, where children and their families in the four venues simultaneously drank milk and made a pledge to a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Manila’ family run categories were 3K individual, 3K family, 5K and 10K.  There were 100m and 1K events as well for the children who wanted to join just for the adrenaline rush of the race.  In the provincial events, participants ran in a 3K category and sweat out their calories in an exhilarating Zumba party.

And I can’t let that day pass not joining the fun run.  I joined the 10K categories with my fellow blogger Banjo Asiddao as my running buddy for that day.  The route is new for me as it’s not the usual route that I always traverse or maybe because after 2 years, I think, only now that I joined again a 10K category. We had fun running as the weather is good and we had time for some “chit-chat”.

My running buddy for the day, Banjo Asiddao

My running buddy for the day, Banjo Asiddao

As I run the last 2K, the runners from other categories were merged into one route.  I saw “mamaw kids” ruling the road and who else would that be but the Borlain sisters, with their dad Ringo Borlain cheering for them.

Aside from the Borlain family, as we all know always rule the Alaska Ironkids, two siblings are now merging in the kids running scene.  Thom Smith, 14 years old and Little Darna, 8 years old.  They won that day their respective categories.  They were the kids of also known “mamaw” runners, Lakay Runner and Batanguena Runner which are also ruling the road in ultra-marathons.

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They were introduced in running in 2012 and they started proper training with Wednesday Group of Runners last May 2014 when they were transferred from Batangas school to Makati school.  Aside from the Wednesday training, they have regular training at University of Makati under the supervision of coach Roger Dumaguit of Fort Bonifacio School.  They graduated at SMART Athletics and both awarded as two of the top 10 most outstanding students.

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Meet Little Darna.

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Who can never turn his/her head on this adorable cute little girl.  The last time I saw her is at Coach Roel’s relay race .  She joined the 4 x 100m relay.  After the race, she was crying not because of pain but because she was “bitin” with the distance.  So her mother enlisted her in 4 x 400m relay. You will be amazed with her stamina, endurance and her running posture.  According to her mom, when she is wearing her Darna outfit, it will be a “pa-cute” run but beware when she wears a singlet… She means business!

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Other Activities

As Alaska always encourages Filipinos to participate in sports and outdoor play, numerous activities where placed in the event area for the kids and the kids at heart.

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Overall, the event was successful.  Rendering families such a good venue for bonding.  From babies driven in their strollers by their mothers, to grandpas and grandmas who showed that they still have it, the Alaska World Milk Day Family Run and Zumba gathered Filipinos from all walks of life, all in the name of nutrition and health.

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The celebration of the third Alaska World Mild Day puts greater emphasis on the need to combat obesity and malnutrition in the country.  According to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute’s 7th National Nutrition Survey in 2008, at least 16 million Filipinos aged 20 and above, and about 2 out of 10 children are overweight.  The yearly observance of World Milk Day through the Alaska Family Run and the Alaska for Breakfast campaign helps reverse this prevailing nutritional problem, which could lead to serious health, economic, and social implications in adulthood.

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Special thanks to:

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Tess Domingo Pantano

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