Being a participant gave me so much energy boost especially if you get to run alongside ABS-CBN celebrities such as their very own ambassadors – Piolo Pascual and Enchong Dee.
“What sets SunPIOLOgy apart is the community it has built through the years,” Pascual said. “Each event is fun and exciting, and now, we are bringing the SunPIOLOgy brand of wellness to the virtual world so that we can motivate even more people. With this, I’m sure more Filipinos will experience what it means to live healthier and brighter under the sun.”
I am not competitive, shall I still join?
I might not be running for a record during these fun run, I don’t even mind finishing last, as long as I finish the race since I treat this as a race to living healthy.
I know a lot of people who are victims of sedentary lifestyle, either by choice or by circumstances, I myself fell prey to this a few years back. I blame my work and chores as the main culprit as to why I can’t do physical activities, always saying “I’m too busy”.
I even have a confession to make. Every year, I almost did not make it to the run proper. Anxiety attacks maybe? But a few hours before each run, my migraine seems to attack right on queue. Haha. Thankfully, I have my family beside me to encourage me to move forward.
Sun Life Virtual Run: Run anytime, anywhere
This year, Sunpiology heed the call from those who are far from the metro and those who can’t be physically present during the actual run but are willing to help the nation battle unhealthy lifestyle.
A new event this year, the Sun Life Virtual Run is a long-distance race that participants may complete anytime, anywhere. Participants from different parts of the country may challenge themselves to complete an accumulated distance of 50 or 125 kilometers which can be spread over 30 days.
This way, runners can pace themselves and freely strategize in accomplishing their target distance within the prescribed period. Progress is tracked using a GPS watch, a fitness band, a running app on a smartphone, or by taking a photo of the progress on the treadmill and submitting it via www.takbo.ph.
An apple watch is up for grab as one lucky participant will win this.
Sun Life Cycle PH: Family bonding on wheels
Sun Life Cycle PH will run from Bonifacio Global City to Pasay City. Categories for the Sun Life Cycle PH are: Tricycle Ride (100 or 500 meters) designed for children ages two to five; Kids Ride (30-minute Solo or Family Ride) for children between the ages six to 15; Short Ride (20 kilometers) for participants 10 years old and above; and Long Ride (40 kilometers) for participants 14 years old and above. With partially closed roads and kid-friendly biking paths, the event can be a chance to bond with the entire family. It may also serve as an introduction to races for cycling enthusiasts.
Sun Life Cycle PH will take place on November 23, 2019. Registration is ongoing at sunlife.cycleph.com and will be open until November event 22, 2019.
Sun Life Resolution Run: Race to fight diabetes
Culminating this series is my favorite. To kick off Sun Life Philippines’ 125th anniversary in 2020, the Sun Life Resolution Run is a race that aims to get everyone into a healthy mindset as the year starts. Also hosted by Sun Life in select Asian countries, increasing awareness in diabetes prevention and management is one of the company’s advocacies that is especially crucial in the Philippines, as the disease has been declared as an epidemic in the country.
Additional twist of this year’s Resolution Run will feature the “125 Xone,” where runners will pass through “xones” aligned with the diabetes prevention theme. Moreover, 125 lucky runners will also get to win electronic gift cards worth P1,250, which they can redeem in various partner stores.
As a tradition, the run will double as a charity event that will benefit the Hebreo Foundation, Noordhoff Foundation, and Star Magic scholars.
Sun Life Resolution Run will take place on January 18, 2020, at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City. Registration will begin on November 15, 2019, at www.sunpiology.com and select Toby’s Sports Stores until race kit supplies last. Race categories and further details will be released soon.
To add further excitement, race freebies await participants in the SunPIOLOgy Xone events.
“Sun Life aims to offer Filipinos more avenues to pursue their health goals. With SunPIOLOgy, we are able to make the pursuit fun and engaging through a variety of sporting events, while the charity component makes it more meaningful and memorable,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. “We are thankful that as we mark 11 years of SunPIOLOgy, we continue to grow our community and effectively promote the importance of living healthier lives.”