IT’s one of Piolo Pascual’s longest partnerships. The actor and Sun Life Philippines have been promoting health and wellness for the whole family for 11 years through its “SunPIOLOgy,” a sporting event that aims to encourage more Filipinos to live better lives.
This 2019, the event carries the theme “SunPIOLOgy Xone” and will feature the following highlights: Sun Life Virtual Run, Sun Life Cycle PH, and Sun Life Resolution Run.
“What sets SunPIOLOgy apart is the community it has built through the years,” Piolo 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.”
A new event is the Sun Life Virtual Run, a long-distance race that participants may complete anytime, anywhere. Participants 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. Registration is ongoing at www.sunpiology.com until October 14. The run period will be from October 15 to November 15, 2019.
Sun Life Cycle PH continues to nurture the Filipinos’ growing love for cycling. The route will take participants run from Bonifacio Global City to Pasay City and. 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 for cycling enthusiasts. It will take place on November 23, 2019. Registration is ongoing at sunlife.cycleph.com until November 22, 2019.
The Sun Life Resolution Run will kick off Sun Life Philippines’ 125th anniversary in 2020. It is also hosted by Sun Life in select Asian countries, and aims to increases awareness for diabetes prevention and management, as the disease has been declared as an epidemic in the country. 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.
Several celebrities shall also participate in a star-studded charity event that will benefit the Hebreo Foundation, Noordhoff Foundation, and Star Magic scholars.
“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,” said Mylene Lopa, Sun Life chief marketing officer. “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.”