Alaska World Milk Day Family Fun Run 2014 #GatasForBreakfast

The third installment of “The Power of Tri” weekend kicked off last Sunday, June 2, at Bonifacio Global City, where runners and their families celebrated “World Milk Day”, sponsored by the Philippines’ leading milk company, Alaska Milk Corporation. The event offered 10k, 5k, 3k races and a 3k family run. The event is for the benefit of Children’s Hour and for every participant, Alaska will be donating milk products to the organization’s feeding program.

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While most of my other runner friends punished themselves with a long distance race on the other side of the metro, I choose to have a smooth and easy 10k race at Alaska World Milk Day Family run. It was great run for me, the route included Kalayaan flyover and a little bit of McKinley road. The race was very intimate, no flooding, no hydration problems, no “too many people” on the road. It was just enough for you to enjoy the race. No PR for me but I had fun.  🙂

Runners’s received iced cold gatorade at the finish line and Alaska freebies in their loot bags. They also enjoyed free milk and champorado, sonja’s cupcake (yum!) free photo ops at various Alaska World Milk Day photo walls, with free printing if you upload your photo in instagram with hashtags #alaskaworldmilkday, #WMD2014, #MilkSelfie and #GatasForBreakfast.

Aside from the running event, Alaska also did a “simultaneous milk-drinking activity in Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Metro Manila at 7:30 am, projected to gather thousands of participants. There will also be simultaneous fitness classes in the three provinces to encourage individuals and families to start a morning health and fitness regimen: Zumba + power breakfast of Alaska powdered milk paired with champorado drizzled with Alaska Evaporated Milk, pandesal filled with Alaska Condensed milk, and cereals with Alaska Fresh Milk. The power breakfast are given free to participants at the event area as part of the “Alaska Gatas for Breakfast” campaign, which will be held for the first time this year. The campaign aims to get everyone to start the day right with a nutritious breakfast.”

It was a nice experience seeing Filipino families running and having breakfast together.  Thank you Alaska for giving us this kind of  event.  I had so much fun looking at the photos of happy families and happy kids, enjoying their Sunday with Alaska, hence, i posted it here instead of my photos. Haha. You may look for more photos here: http://www.alaskaworldmilkday.com/2014/gallery/

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Here’s the official Press Release:

Alaska celebrates World Milk Day on June 1 with a simultaneous milk-drinking activity nationwide; a family charity run in BGC; health and fitness programs in Baguio, Cebu and Davao; and an online milk moustache advocacy project

On June 1, the country will celebrate Alaska World Milk Day for the second time. Spearheaded by the Philippines’ leading milk company Alaska Milk Corporation, the celebration promises to be bigger and better than the fete last year, which gathered more than 3,000 participants in its fun run and raised the same number of milk products for the feeding program of Children’s Hour and its partner organizations.

This effort to foster a healthy consciousness among individuals and families—through the combination of exercise and proper nutritious—is Alaska’s way in helping the government fight against the increasing number of obese children and adults in the country. According to the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Science and Technology—Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), obesity is one of the most prevalent nutritional problems of Filipino children and adults. At least 16 million Filipinos 20 years old and above, and two out of 10 children are overweight.

In Manila, the same Alaska power breakfast is given to the participants of the Alaska Family charity run that will benefit Children’s Hour, a fundraising organization that encourages individuals and companies for donations of at least one hour’s worth of their earnings for programs dedicated to make the lives of disadvantaged children better. Aimed at getting today’s children and their parents to get off their couch, leave their gadgets for the day and engage in physical activity, the Alaska Family Run will be held at the Bonifacio Global City. For every participant, Alaska will be donating milk products to the organization for its feeding program.

Everyone is encouraged to join the “Gatas for Breakfast” campaign and help combat obesity and malnutrition in the country by posting their photos with a milk moustache online with the hashtags #alaskaworldmilkday, #WMD2014, #MilkSelfie and #GatasForBreakfast – especially during the breakfast activity at 7:30 am of June 1.

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The Alaska World Milk Day celebration is part of Alaska’s continuing advocacy toward health and nutrition, particularly its Nutrition.  Action.  Champion campaign.

For more information, log on to http://www.alaskaworldmilkday.com and like http://www.facebook.com/WorldMilkDayPH

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