Registration now open for Maxifest 2019

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    Maxicare chief marketing officer Archie V. Rillo and RUNRIO president Rio dela Cruz during the launch of MAXIFEST Live Your Best Life
    Maxicare chief marketing officer Archie V. Rillo and RUNRIO president Rio dela Cruz during the launch of MAXIFEST Live Your Best Life

    Good news for all health and fitness buffs! Online registration is now open for MAXIFEST: Live Your Best Life, the biggest health and fitness event organized by Maxicare, the country’s leading HMO provider.

    Simply log on to https://www.runrio.com/race/registration/maxifest-2019 to sign up for the run. The event will include a 500-meter dash for three to 12-year-old kids, the 2k Senior Sprint for 60-year-olds and above, the basic 3k, the amiable distance of 5k, and the athletic 10k and 16k. The run, which will be held at Central Park SM by the BAY, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, is open to all as Maxicare encourages you to stay healthy so you can live your best life.

    All runners will be given a race kit depending on their chosen course. It will include a race bib, timing chip, medal, singlet, and loot bag; an additional finisher shirt will be given to 16k runners. Assembly time is as follows: 500-meter dash is at 6:30 am; 2k at 6:15 am; 3k at 6am; 5k at 5:30 am; 10k is at 5 am; and 16k is at 4:50 am. Fees are also determined by distance: Php 550 for the 500-meter dash; Php 650 for 2k Senior Sprint; Php 800 for 3k; Php 900 for 5k; Php 1,000 for 10k; and Php 1,100 for 16k.

    To generate more buzz and awareness on the importance of health and fitness, Maxicare will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most number of people hugging a soft toy simultaneously. For this event, each runner will be given a Maxibear, Maxicare’s official stuffed plushie, which runners will hug simultaneously to break the current world record. Cherry Run Elementary School (USA) in Burke, Virginia, USA is the current record holder.

    The event is for the benefit of Kythe Foundation, Inc., a non-profit, non-stock organization aimed towards improving the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer and other chronic illness.