18 SITES, 18 YEARS, 1 NATION
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, also known as PhilHealth, will mark it’s 18 years of service to the Filipino people via the PhilHealth Run 2013: Nationwide Run for Mother and Child Protection. Dubbed as the first simultaneous nationwide run, 18 key cities in the Philippines will be hosting their respective runs all at the same time on February 17, 2013.
A target of 100,000 runners are expected to run in the 18 different sites across the country to simultaneously run with the aim of Universal Health Care in the Philippines.
A target of 18,000 runners are expected to troop to the Quirino Grandstand for the Manila Leg of the nationwide event.
Route Scope per Category
3K: Quirino Grandstand – Roxas Blvd. – U-Turn between Pedro Gil & Pres. Quirino Ave. – back to Quirino Grandstand
5K: Quirino Grandstand – Roxas Blvd. – U-Turn at Pres. Quirino Ave – back to Quirino Grandstand
10K: Quirino Grandstand – Roxas Blvd. – U-Turn at EDSA- back to Quirino Grandstand
18K: Quirino Grandstand – Roxas Blvd. – U-Turn at EDSA – U-Turn at Pedro Gil – U-Turn at EDSA- back to Quirino Grandstand
The Manila race will have four distance categories – 18K, 10K, 5K, and 3K. All finishers of the 18K category will receive a finisher’s medal upon crossing the finish line.
On-line registration have started as early as October 2012 via https://run2013.philhealth.gov.ph/manila/. Manual registration are also on-going at all local PhilHealth field offices.
Special in-store registration will open on January 30 to February 3 in cooperation with Toby’s and Runnr at the following outlets:
Toby’s (SM Manila, SM Southmall, SM Faiview)
Runnr (Trinoma, EDSA Shangri-La, BGC)
All registered race participants, with their claim stub and official receipt, may claim their race packets from February 2 to 11 at the Sports Loop, 3rd level of Robinson’s Galleria. Race participants get to receive a PhilHealth Run race singlet, timing chip (except for 3K), race bib and a raffle stub.
18K Finisher’s Medal
PhilHealth Run Manila recently held its press conference to mark its 30-day countdown to the staging of the NCR leg. Joining the PhilHealth officers in the press event were Philippine Volcanoes Rugby Team standout Chris Everingham and GMA 7’s prime talent Gwen Zamora to highlight the event’s advocacy campaign and beneficiary institutions. Everingham and Zamora were handpicked by PhilHealth to be its official event ambassadors for their positive image and sterling achievements in their respective fields.
PhilHealth Run 2013 is for the benefit of the PhilHealth Run’s National Sponsor, the Philippine Children Medical Center, and the regional beneficiary, Cottolengo Filipino, a private non-stock, non-profit, religious, and non-government organization licensed and accredited by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that cares for abandoned, disabled persons, especially children.
1. Why should I join the PhilHealth Run Manila?
The PhilHealth Run 2013 is the first simultaneous nationwide run in the country. Participants across 18 sites and cities all over the Philippines will gather and run together for universal health coverage in the country and for mother and child protection. It will be a ground-breaking and historic event – the first of its kind – and wouldn’t it be great to be part of that? Likewise, your participation in the Manila race will directly benefit institutions – Philippine Children’s Medical Center and Cottolengo Filipino – serving the underprivileged.
2. Who may join this event?
Anybody and everybody! All individuals in good health condition are invited to join the event. For minors who may wish to participate, waivers must be signed by a parent or guardian.
3. How do I register?
There are 4 ways to register for the race:
1) On-line registration: https://run2013.philhealth.gov.ph/manila/
After completing on-line registration you will receive a transaction reference number and a link of the waiver for payment. Print it out and present it when paying at any of these sites:
PhilHealth local health insurance offices (LHIO) or PhilHealth Express Outlets in the region.
Quezon City – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office 880 F.R. Estuar Building, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Rizal – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office The Brick Road, Sta Lucia East Grand Mall, Marcos Hi-way cor. Felix Avenue, Cainta, Rizal
Caloocan – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office Remcor Building, Rizal Avenue Ext. Between 10th &11th Avenue, Caloocan City
Manila – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office Marc 1 Building, 1971 Taft Avenue, Manila
Mandaluyong – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office Liberty Boni Building, 94 Boni Avenue cor. P. Cruz, St., Brgy. San Jose, Mandaluyong City
Las Piñas City – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office Editha Building, Alabang, Zapote Road, Las Piñas City
Makati – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office ITC Building, Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Pasig City – PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office G/F DAP Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
All SM Bayad Centers
2) Manual registration
You may also register at the abovementioned LHIOs. Here you may pay right away your race registration fee.
3) In-store registration
In cooperation with Toby’s and Runnr, runners have the option to register and pay in-store at the following Toby’s/Runnr branches from January 30 to February 3:
Toby’s: SM Manila, SM Southmall, SM Fairview
Runnr: Trinoma, EDSA Shangri-La, BGC
4) At Robinson’s Galleria Sports Loop (3rd Level)
This is the one-stop-shop registration site for PhilHealth Run Manila where participants could register, pay, and claim their race kits in a zip.
4. Is the registration fee refundable or transferrable and may I change my race category?
No, the registration fee is neither refundable nor transferrable. Should you wish to change your race category after payment of previous registration, you must register again in that category online or in any PhilHealth office and run registration partners.
5. Will there be a Finisher’s Medal given to the race participants?
Finisher’s medals will be given to 18K finishers.
6. When and where do I get the race kit?
On February 2-11, race kits may be claimed at the Sports Loop of Robinson’s Galleria (3rd Level). All registered race participants should bring their claim stubs and official receipt of race registration fee.
7. What time is assembly and gunstart?
Gunstart and assembly time per category for all sites are:
18K – Assembly at 4:00 am – Gunstart at 5:00 am; 10K – Assembly at 4:30 am – Gunstart at 5:15 am; 5K – Assembly at 5:00 am – Gunstart at 5:45 am; 3K – Assembly at 5:30 am – Gunstart at 6:00 am
8. Is there a cutoff time for the race?
Yes, it is set at 8:30 am. Roads will be opened to normal vehicular traffic after this time.
9. Can I run with my child in the Kiddie race category?
Yes, parents and guardians of participants in the Kiddie race category are encouraged to join and run with their children! Participants who are 7 to 12 years old may run the course unassisted, while children below the age of 7 must run with a parent and/or guardian. Accompanying adults must also register under the Kiddie race category and pay the corresponding fee.
10. Is there a place for me to deposit my bags?
Yes, baggage deposit is available for PhilHealth Run Manila 2013 participants. Baggage claim stubs are attached to race bibs and runners must present the stub or their race bib when claiming their baggage. We will make sure to take good care of your belongings, however, organizers are not responsible for any loss or damage to these items.
11. What are the prizes to be awarded?
Prizes are available for the top 3 finishers of each category for every site, with a winner for both the men’s and women’s division. Participants are also eligible to win one of 10 raffle prizes of P1000 or other special prizes to be awarded on the day itself.
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12. Where can I direct my inquiries about the PhilHealth Run?
For inquiries about the PhilHealth run you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.