I thought I’m going to have a hard time convincing my kiddos to exercise by running, but I didn’t fail. For the first time in summer, my daughter and her two cousins engaged in an early morning run – the Nickelodeon Slime Cup Run, held at the MOA Concert Grounds in Pasay City last Sunday.
Actually, it was more of a challenge for me because I came all the way from Quezon province. But for the sake of the kids, I did not bother traveling three to four hours back in Manila. And so we were present at the MOA as early as 5:00 a.m.
We were scheduled for the 1-kilometer run, I took the kids to my sisters-in-law for a while so I can take photos for my blogging purposes, but when I came back, they were already lined-up for the 3-kilometer run – all because of excitement. Kiat, Yan, and Tin joined with Ate Ancille and Kuya Em. I was not able to pull them out of the crowd because the race already started. So they hit the track with the rest of the participants. And I was left for the 1-kilometer run, ha-ha.
Fifteen minutes had passed and I still can’t see them on their way back. Twenty minutes and thirty minutes have gone when I finally saw them. Not tired, but smiling until they passed through the SLIME Tunnel Shower. For Nickelodeon, the slime is the ultimate symbol of free-spirited mess and the physical embodiment of the unconventional spirit of Nick.
I have to run by then for the 1-kilometer run and I came back as fast as I could even I am racing with the cute dogs.
I finished the track and asked Kiat what happened all the way. She said she ran with Kuya Tin and Kuya Em, but Ate Ancille and Kuya Yan stopped and walked halfway after struggling with the NINJAS until they reached the FINISH LINE.
After showering with slime, the kiddos had to clean and change clothes. They even wanted to go back to the Slime Shower Tunnel. This only shows how they were so honored to be SLIMED for the first time in their life.
We proceeded at the play area where the kids enjoyed several activities from sponsors like Barbie, Happee Kiddie Toothpaste Magnolia Chocolait, Milkita, Lollipops, Plus! Juice Drink, Jiggels. Shopped some toys in the Toy Kingdom kiosk and took some pictures with the Propan and Happee mascots.
What makes the Nickelodeon SLIME Cup global campaign even more exciting? We’re having fun for health purposes while helping man’s best friend from Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
Watch how SLIME CUP Ambassadors Patrick Starfish and Spongebob warmed-up before the race started.