Sunpiology Run on its 9th Year: Celebrities, Charity & Wellness

Sun Life Financial Philippines the first and longest standing life insurer in the Philippines welcomes the new year by rallying Filipinos towards health and wellness with its annual fun run, the Sunpiology Resolution Run, and has raised over 5 million pesos for charity.

SunPIOLOgy is an annual fund-raiser organized by Sun Life PH and ABS-CBN's Star Magic. Race categories includes: 500m for Kids, 500m for Adults, 3K, 5K and 10K.

This is actually my first run this year after running 10K last August. I was supposed to run again last November 2017 but I woke up late :( My personal record for 10K  was actually 1:15 but on Sunpiology Resolution Run I was able to finished it 1:29. I know, I'm so slow compared to others but I want to keep joining runs as long as I can. Also, I have no practice. Before joining my previous runs I also have access to treadmills but this I have none.

This is my first time running for SUNPIOLOGY and also my first time running at Camp Aguinaldo, but seeing Runrio organizing this thing I felt secured. Most of my previous run was organized by them. More than 3,000 runners joined the event last Jan20 at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. Seasoned runners and first timers tackled obstacles designed to raise awareness about diabetes.

A limbo rock challenge reminded everyone to keep their health in check, a 100-step challenge gave reminders on how to infuse exercise in one’s daily routine, while a sugar tunnel prompted everyone to watch their sugar intake.

Those obstacles like 100-steps challenge, sugar tunnel, and limbo rock breaks the monotony of running and keeps me on my toes. Halfway thru running around the 7th kilometer mark, I felt cramps on my feet and I just want to stop and just walk til the end just like the rest. But after seeing the time on my stop watch I just started running again.

My parents both have Diabetes and I have a sweet tooth too, good thing my blood sugar is still normal. Sun Life has been championing diabetes awareness since 2015, after studies that it commissioned showed that many Filipinos lacked knowledge about the debilitating disease. In fact, part of the funds raised will go to the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation (ISDFI), which facilitates diabetes awareness and prevention initiatives for Filipinos.

Other beneficiaries are Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation, Hebreo Foundation, and the Star Magic scholars.

Now on its 9th year, the run was once again co-presented by Star Magic and led by actor and Sun Life brand ambassador Piolo Pascual. His fellow artists, such as Matteo Guidicelli, Enchong Dee, Robi Domingo, Kisses Delavin, Edward Barber, and Maymay Entrata also joined the event. Other artists were Ashley Colet, Bailey May, Belle Mariano, Chantal Videla, Christian Morones, Claire Ruiz, Franco Rodriguez, Hannah Ledesma, Hannah Lopez Vito, Henz Villaraiz, Jai Agpangan, Jameson Blake, Jessica Marasigan, Joe Vargas, Joj Agpangan, Kyle Velino, Lance Lucido, Loren Burgos, Marco Gallo, Maris Racal, Mark Rivera, Mikee Agustin, Nico Antonio, Nikki Valdez, Inigo Pascual, Pamu Pamorada, Raine Salamante, Ria Atayde, Sam Shoaf, Sam Thurman, Tommy Esguerra, Vivoree Esclito, Xia Vigor,Yesha Camile, Ysabel Ortega, Zeus Collins and Zonia Mejia.

The Resolution Run was presented by Sun Life Financial Philippines in partnership with Brooks, Cherifer, Diabetasol, DMC Marketing Services, Dr. Kong, Fitbar, Gardenia, Green Stevia, Hi-Precision Diagnostics, Mega Sardines, RUNNR, Saucony, Stable, Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc., and TrueTea; supported by Glorious Blend, Nurture Wellness Village, PhilRice, and Silka; with media partners Business Mirror, Business World, Cinema One, Lifestyle, OUTCOMM, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, and Star Studio. Gatorade (official hydration partner), (My Health Clinic (official medical partner), Garmin (official timer); and Toby’s (official registration partner) also helped mount the event facilitated by RunRio.

The event completes Sunpiology Duo, Sun Life's bike-run event, which commenced last November 2017 with the Sun Life Cycle PH.

For more updates on Sunpiology, follow @sunlifeph on Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter.

JL Santiago Aquino

A millennial lifestyle blogger from Caloocan City who adores trying new things. ✨ Email: Follow @JayL_Aquino on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok & Facebook.

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