Truth be told, I’m far from being the athlete-type. Suffice it to say that I don’t run for pleasure or even for fitness. I only run when running after my kids. Haha!
That being the case, I’ve never participated in any fun runs before. And since I’m usually the one organizing our family’s activities, my hubby or kids have not really participated in any fun runs either. So, you can just imagine their surprise when I accepted an invitation for all of us to participate in the Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run 2016. Well, for most of us, anyway. Since I’m pregnant I couldn’t join my hubby and kids. I just took photos and watched the race. Haha!
Anyway, the reason why I accepted the invitation was because of the following:
- It was almost the end of the summer and I wanted to have a family activity that everyone will enjoy before the kids go back to school.
- Nickelodeon actually brought back SLIME CUP as a global campaign this year but this was the first running event for Nickelodeon Philippines so I didn’t want to miss it.
- Everyone, from the little ones to parents, and even dogs can join.
- I knew getting slimed is an experience that I want my kids to enjoy at least once in their lives.
- Partial proceeds of the Slime Cup Run 2016 will be given to the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), which I think is awesome.
My hubby was actually skeptical because call time at the SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds on May 29 was at 5:30 am. That meant we had to wake up at 3:00 a.m., have breakfast and get everyone ready to go by 4:30 a.m. Not such an easy feat when you’re bringing three kids. But hooray, we were able to do it! We arrived at the event 15 minutes before the racers were asked to assemble at the starting line.
Here are my racers right before the 3K race began.
By the way, there were three race categories that day:
- 200m dash for kids aged 7 and below
- 1K race for individual runners and dog and owner tandems
- 3K race for families, individuals and runners in pairs
I chose the 3K race for my family. I figured it would be more fun for them to do it together as a sort of dad and kids bonding activity.
The event actually started with a stretching routine led by no less than Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Starfish, who served as this year’s Slime Cup ambassadors. They also started off the race.
Unfortunately for preggy me, I wasn’t able to watch the whole course of the race because that would have been exhausting. I found out later on that there were obstacle courses throughout the race where participants had to hop, skip and crawl. There were ninjas too who tried to distract or stop them. Obviously, it was all for fun though because the race didn’t only require running and there really was no pressure to win. I’m just sad I wasn’t able to get photos of them actually racing and going through the obstacle courses.
Here are my racers after they finished the race. They didn’t win any medals but I’m so proud of them! I actually had some doubts that they’d be able to. Haha!
After the race came the slime. Yahoo! I actually asked them to go through the slime twice because I wasn’t able to get a nice photo of them the first time. They were game though. After all, at Nickelodeon, getting slimed is an honor, a celebration and a happy experience.
Although I wasn’t able to join the race or get slimed, at least I got to join the family after at the event area.
There were so many booths from the event sponsors, such as Barbie, BOOMCo, Happee Kiddie Toothpaste, Jiggels, Magnolia Chocolait, Milkita Lollipops, Plus! Juice Drink, Propan TLC Drops with Zinc, Sketchers Kids, and Toy Kingdom. The official venue partner was of course, SM Mall of Asia, and other partners include Chris Sports, Gatorade, Maynilad and Pet Express.
My kids were able to enjoy some of the fun games in the booths.
Overall, it was a very fun experience. What a way to end our summer vacation! Thank you, Nickelodeon!
For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit www.nick-asia.com.