Borlain Sisters Win Big at the 2016 Alaska IronKids 

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.13392958_10154224203667065_1602245036_n (1)

Alaska Ironkids aims to promote a well-balanced lifestyle for kids of today, who are used to staying indoors with TV, videogame 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.13410336_10154224203912065_1591603699_o (1)

The Borlain siblings dominated the 2016 Alaska IronKids on Saturday at Remy Field in Subic Bay.

Samantha, Tara and Franchezka Borlain dominated their respective fields to come out as the big winners in the 2016 Alaska IronKids on Saturday at Remy Field in Subic Bay.

Eldest sister Samantha won the Girls 13 to 14 category, finishing the race in 47 minutes and 52 seconds, more than two minutes ahead of her closest competitor Everly Janarie Macalalad, who clocked in at 50:01.

Tara won in the Girls 11 to 12 category with a time of 35 minutes and six seconds. Runner-up Micaella Barlin who clocked in at 36:06

Youngest Franchezka dominated the Girls 6 to 8 category, winning the race at an amazing time of 19 minutes.

Suprisingly it was the first time all three (Borlain Sisters) of them won in their respective categories in the IronKids competition.

Other winners in the boys’ category include Clifford Pusing (11-12), Michael Gabriel Lozada (9-10) and Daniel Louw (6-8). Other winners in the girls’ category are Gene Heart Bukid (11-12), Aubrey Tom (9-10) and Zurielle Kenzie Galo (6-8).

Alaska IronKids is the biggest most exciting race of its kind for young boys and girls six to 14 years old. Almost three hundred participants came from all over the Philippines—with entries coming from as far north as Echague, Isabela and Villasis, Pangasinan and from as far south as Liloan, Cebu and Malaybalay City, Bukidnon—to join the event.
The race commenced with a 400-meter swim at the Olympic size, 50-meter WOW Pool behind Remy Field and concluded with the four-kilometer run along the roads of the former US Naval base in Subic.

The Alaska IronKids Duathlon in Subic included a Race Category (with Podium Medals) in four age groups for boys and girls; and a Play Category (finisher’s medal but no age categories) of short distance to promote outdoor play and increase participation for non-competitive participants.13405210_10154224203762065_900629011_o


Alaska IronKids encourages children to drop their video game consoles, cellphones, stop watching TV inside their living rooms and invites them to swim, bike and run outdoors to play instead.

But more than just a race, Alaska IronKids is a venue for families to bond in a shared activity, giving the parents a chance to show their children that being physically fit and healthy is more fun. It also fosters the importance of starting the day right with a combination of exercise and proper nutrition.

31 thoughts on “Borlain Sisters Win Big at the 2016 Alaska IronKids 

  1. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I love that this encourages children to engage in physical activity! Kids today are totally different from the kids I grew up with. We would play outdoors during the summer from sun up to sun down! This is something the kids today are missing.

  2. StacieinAtlanta

    I have never heard of this event before, but I think it’s great! HUGE props to those kids. They’re doing stuff I’ve never been able to do ever. Woo hoo!

  3. Maggie branch

    This is such an amazing event! I am so beyond excited and jealous of the kiddos who got to participate. Congratulations to all the winners!

  4. Michi

    I’m aware of the Ironman but I did not know that there is Ironkids. It is good to know that at an early age, they are physically fit and healthy.

  5. OurFamilyWorld

    What a fun event for the kids. This is a great way to encourage the kids to become active. I wish we had events like this in our area. My kids will love this, for sure.

  6. Rebecca Swenor

    I love that there is an Alaska Ironkids for the children. It is so important there are things like this for the kids. They need to know what it is to get out there to be healthy and fit. Thanks for sharing the information.

  7. Angie

    That is soooo cool, and I like that people are still working to get kids interested in other sports like Swimming. Swimmers typically stay in great shape. I need to swim more.

  8. Kathy

    What an amazing event. I would have loved to be there to watch it. Congrats to those winners as well! They did a great job.

  9. CourtneyLynne

    Omg this is a first of hearing of this but it sounds pretty awesome!!! So awesome for kids!

  10. Mayen

    I must say that this is a great event. It’s true that it allows the younger generation explore sport or active lifestyle rather than stay at home and play video games.

  11. Elizabeth O.

    What a lovely way to encourage kids to be physically active especially during the summer break. What an achievement it must have been for the three girls, that would make anyone proud! Congratulations to them and I hope them gain more success in the future.


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