The much-anticipated annual Fun Run organized by Sun Life Financial Philippines will soon cater to both running and cycling enthusiasts. Since it has evolved, this two-fold event is now dubbed Sunpiology Duo.
#SunpiologyDUO will happen in two parts: Sun Life Cycle PH @BGC and Sun Life Resolution Run.
Sun Life Cycle PH
Sun Life Cycle PH will happen on November 18, 2017 at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig, Philippines. Sun Life will be mounting the event in partnership with Sunrise Events, Inc., which is known for its flagship projects that focus on race organization and sports tourism. The contract signing between the two companies was held recently in Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu, with Sun Life CEO and Country Head Riza Mantaring, Sun Life brand ambassador Piolo Pascual, Sunrise Founder Wilfred Uytengsu, and Sunrise General Manager Princess Galura in attendance.
“We recognize cycling’s growing popularity in the Philippines, and this is our share in helping encourage more people to get into the sport,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. “Just as it is in our fun run, Sun Life Cycle PH will cater to different ages and will offer different categories.”
Sun Life Cycle PH will have a total of seven categories, namely:
Tricycle Ride (100 meters for 2-3 year olds)
Kids’ Ride (500 meters for 4-5 year olds)
Family Ride (30 minutes for 6-15 year olds with adult companion)
Solo Ride (30 minutes for 6-15 years old)
Short Distance Ride (20km for 10 years old and above)
Long Distance Ride (40km for 10 years old and above).
The 7th category is a charity category called Bid2Bike, which will let the fans of Piolo Pascual, Matteo Guidicelli, Inigo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, and other Star Magic celebrities bid for a chance to bike alongside their idols, have an exclusive photo souvenir, and have their jersey signed. For cycling enthusiasts, they can bid to ride with legend Robbie McEwen.
Sun Life Resolution Run
The Sun Life Resolution Run, meanwhile, is set to happen on January 20, 2018. As with previous years, Sun Life will once again mount the event with Run Rio and will offer 3k, 5k, and 10k categories. It features an obstacle course that illustrates the steps to prevent diabetes, like watching what you eat and why exercise is important. More details will be revealed in the coming months, which includes an expanded payment facility like PayPal and DragonPay.
How to Join
Interested to do both Sunpiology Duo events? Sign up for Sun Life CyclePH @BGC and get P100 off Sun Life Resolution Run registration fees. Registration for both races is now open at www.sunpiology.com.
While promoting physical fitness, Sunpiology Duo will retain its charitable components. It will continue to raise funds for the different causes it has been supporting for the past seven years. These include the education of scholars from Hebreo 12:1 Foundation and Star Magic’s chosen charities.
Moreover, Sunpiology Duo will continue to be a star-studded happening with the expected participation of Star Magic celebrities as well as ambassadors of Sun Life’s wellness community called GoWell.
The Sunpiology list of sponsors are also growing every year, staring with the following partners for Sun Life Cycleph @BGC: F2P, Powerade, Rudy Project, Cignal, Philippine Star, 2Go, Alcopllus, and Garmin.
“With Sunpiology Duo, we can now cater to even more Filipinos who are eager to get a boost in their fitness journey and contribute to worthwhile causes while at it,” Lopa said. “It’s surely going to be an exciting event. We look forward to seeing our Sunpiology regulars, and we’re also eager to welcome those who will be joining us for the first time.”
Note: For updates on Sunpiology Duo, follow @sunlifeph on Facebook, Instragram, and Twitter. Visit www.sunpiology.com for registration details.
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