Just when you thought SunLife is just about the insurance offers most Pinoys dread, it comes up with something fresh and exciting that still falls in line with its aim to improve Filipinos’ lives, but this time through a sporting event.
But SunPIOLOgy isn’t actually new. This charity-sporting event featuring its longtime ambassador Piolo Pascual actually started 11 years ago. But in 2020, it’s returning with bigger action.
Now back with a new theme “SunPIOLOgyXone,” the SunPIOLOgy 2020 resumes its advocacy to fight diabetes which has been declared to be an epidemic in the Philippines.
Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa told as this year’s event opened:
“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.
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.”
All New Sun Life Virtual Run
Before embarking on the 2020 races, you can warm up with the Sun Life Virtual Run, which is a new event commencing this year. The Sun Life Virtual Run challenges participants on a long distance runt that can be completed anytime and anywhere in the Philippines.
This unique new way of race lets participants compete with anyone in the Philippines on any route for as long as they cover a total of 125 kilometers run that can be completed within 30 days. You can even do it on your treadmill if you don’t feel like going out for a long run.
Progress shall be tracked using any of the following devices: GPS watch, fitness band, or a running app. You can also simply take a photo of your progress and submit it on www.takbo.ph.
Registration for this Sun Life Virtual Run is already ongoing at www.sunpiology.com. Interested runners can submit their details until October 14, 2019. The race should be completed between October 15, 2019 to November 15, 2019 to qualify.
SUN CYCLE PH
With the growing interest in biking and its health benefits, SUN LIFE CYCLE PH once again takes riders from Taguig to Pasay in routes fit for beginner and seasoned bikers. Organized by Sunrise Events, SUN LIFE CYCLE PH categories include a Kids Ride or Family Ride (30mins dur.); Tricycle Ride (100m and 500m); Short Ride (20km); and Long Ride (40km).
Sun Life Resolution Run: Race to Fight Diabetes
Sun Life Resolution Run aims to get everyone into a healthy mindset. It will feature the “125 Xone,” where runners will pass through “xones” aligned with the diabetes prevention theme.
The company will pick 125 lucky runners who will win electronic gift cards worth P1,250 each that they can use to redeem items in SunLife’s various partner stores.
The SunPIOLOgyXone events will see some of the country’s top celebrities. Proceeds of this event will go to Hebreo Foundation, Noordhoff Foundation, and Star Magic scholars.
Famed actor Piolo Pascual also shared his thought about the upcoming event, saying:
“What sets SunPIOLOgy apart is the community it has built through the years.
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.”
SunPIOLOgy is a charity-sporting event from Sun Life Philippines and its ambassador Piolo Pascual. Turning a 11-years- old, a series of active sports events will thrill its fans to raise funds for education, diabetes awareness, and help more Filipinos live healthier lives. This highly-anticipated event 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. Apart from being able to race alongside celebrities like Piolo and Enchong Dee, participants also get to take home tons of exciting freebies.
For more about Sun Life’s health and wellness initiatives, follow @SunLifePH and @GoWellPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.