Preview: Sunpiology 2015 on November 28

The Sunpiology Run has been a yearly event of Sun Life Philippines and has become a celebration of life through running in a way to show support for all those people with sickness. This year’s run, the Sunpiology Kick Diabetes Run is to raise funds for the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation, Inc. (ISDFI) an organization focused on Diabetes research.

The Run will be spearheaded once again by movie idol, Piolo Pascual who will be heading a total of about 3,000 runners. Thousands have already showed up in past Sunpiology races to raise funds for the Sun Life Foundation and ISDFI. This year’s race will be the Sunpiology Kick Diabetes Run and will be held on November 28, 2015 at McKinley West, Fort Bonifacio.

Here are the details:

Global health statistics show that the Philippines has become an “emerging hotspot” of diabetes as it affects more than four million Filipinos, apart from those who remain undiagnosed. This is despite the fact that the disease can be prevented and managed with a healthy lifestyle.

This disturbing trend prompted Sun Life-Philippines to dedicate the SunPIOLOgy Run 2015 to the fight to #KickDiabetes and finally halt its escalation.

Piolo Pascual is still spearheading the Sunpiology 2015 Run

RUN for health & education

Now on its seventh year, the SunPIOLOgy Run slated on November 28 will carry the twin advocacies of health and education to be led by Star Magic celebrities who will physically tackle “diabetic” obstacles along the routes of the newly-opened McKinley West of Megaworld Properties in Fort Bonifacio. Beneficiaries include the Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation, Inc. (ISDFI), Lingkod Kapamilya, Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Philippines Inc., Star Magic Scholars and Hebreo Foundation.

Much like how wellness should be accessible to everyone regardless of age, the SunPIOLOgy Run now has a new category called the Golden Kilometer or GK (P600). It’s a 1K distance that can be enjoyed by those in their 50s and up. Participants can still choose from the old time favorites 500-M Kids Dash (P350), 3K (P700), 5K (P800), and 10K (P900).

“Together with other Sun Life territories, we are concerned about the widespread prevalence of diabetes, especially here in the Philippines. We actually belong to the top 15 countries where diabetes is most rampant,” said Sun Life Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Riza Mantaring. “So for this year, we will raise funds for both health and education – two advocacies that have always been very close to our values as a company.”

Ms. Riza Mantaring, President and CEO of Sun Life Financials

KICK up the fight

However, the battle against the diabetic bulge goes beyond the finish line. Participants can give more through the Sun Life Foundation’s KICK2GIVEwherein runners will be challenged to kick body bags with “diabetes” wordmarks for additional donations to ISDFI.

Race Director Rio Dela Cruz

Since it started in 2009, the SunPIOLOgy Run has already raised millions of pesos for education and social services. Every year, the event is made even brighter by the presence of Star Magic’s crowd-drawers including Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Paulo Avelino, Matteo Guidicelli, Xian Lim, Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, Ejay Falcon, Rayver Cruz, Jessy Mendiola, Robi Domingo, Joem Bascon, JC de Vera, Pokwang, Angeline Quinto, Zaijian Jaranilla, Nash Aguas, Alexa Ilacad, PBB alumni, Inigo Pascual, Sofia Andres, Michelle Vito and Bea Alonzo to name a few. Iza Calzado is also joining the annual Sunpiology Run.

STOP the spread

Of course, Sun Life ambassador and Hebreo Foundation founder Piolo Pascual continues to be at the forefront of this annual event. “I’m hoping that this will be the biggest and brightest SunPIOLOgy Run yet. Aside from being able to send more scholars to school, we will also be doing our part in stopping the spread of a debilitating disease such as diabetes. So guys, let’s run together in the name of a healthier and diabetes-free Philippines,” he said.

Registration begins online from October 12 at and in-store via Runnr BHS and Trinoma and Toby’s outlets in Robinsons Galleria and SM Mall of Asia starting October 19.

Can’t wait to get started? Warm up with Sun Health Quest App, a fun game filled with wellness information, including diabetes prevention tips. Check it out via sunlifeph’s FB page.

Organized by Run Rio, SunPIOLOgy Run 2015: #KickDiabetes is supported by Megaworld Properties (Venue Partner), Medicard (Medical Partner), Tobys & Runnr (Registration Partners), Max’s (Presscon Partner) with Gardenia, Cebu Pacific, Sante Barley (Event Partner) and supporters PhilRice and Sun Life Asset Management. Media Partners are: The Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business Mirror, Business World, CNN Philippines, Star Studio, Yes Magazine, ANC and Cinema One.

See you at the finish line!


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