SUNPIOLOGY Resolution Run shifts to Virtual Race
Long-running charity sporting event SUNPIOLOGY unveils a virtual event to raise funds for scholars and diabetes awareness.
Originally slated as the 2020 Sun Life Resolution Run, public health concerns prompted the shift to a safer alternative. Now called the SUNPIOLOGY Virtual Race, this partnership between Sun Life and celebrity ambassador Piolo Pascual’s Hebreo Foundation can once again rally more Filipinos here and abroad to live healthier lives.
“Because it’s a virtual race, you can run anywhere, anytime. It’s also a great opportunity for more Filipinos to run together as a community supporting the twin cause of health and education,” explained Pascual.
A Convenient, More Accessible Race
The SUNPIOLOGY Virtual Race will happen from 21 November 2020 to 21 January 2021. A Virtual Ceremony, featuring Star Magic talents, is also underway.
This year’s Resolution Run registrants can convert to the Virtual Race for free at www.sunpiology.com. Since this VR will cover longer distances, participants accumulate run records for a certain period. Instead of a one-off race, the VR can help develop running to a habit. For Resolution Runners, their original distance will be automatically converted upon sign-up.
This will be followed by the opening of limited slots for runners who want to be part of the Virtual Race. Starting October 25, new registrants will be welcomed to the SUNPIOLOGY community. Fees start at Php800 for the 50KM regular distance while Php1000 will be for the 100KM premium category. Both will receive a medal and a race kit that includes a drawstring bag, race belt, visor, and giveaways from sponsors. For 100KM runners, exclusive items are included in their kit.
Prizes and Rewards for Charity
But what makes SUNPIOLOGY Virtual Race shine is how it unites the running community for charity. Scholar beneficiaries from Hebreo and Star Magic will be able to finish their studies. The Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation, Inc. (ISDFI) can continue providing critical services and improving facilities, like its Nutrition Studio and Fitness Center.
As an added motivation, VR runners will have a stake on exciting raffle prizes from Sun Life and SUNPIOLOGY sponsors. Up for grabs are an Apple Watch, a brand-new TV, and sponsor products. And a special Early Bird Raffle will give those who complete their Virtual Race by December 25 a chance to win 1 of 10 Garmin Vivofit activity trackers.
“The SUNPIOLOGY Virtual Race embraces our commitment to help more Filipinos live healthier lives. It also shows how Filipinos can rise together to help scholars and raise awareness about a life-threatening illness,” said Sun Life Philippines Chief Marketing & Client Experience Officer Mr. Gilbert Simpao.
For updates about the SUNPIOLOGY Virtual Race, follow @sunpiology at Facebook or check out www.sunpiology.com.