PhilHealth or Philippine Health Insurance Corporation with be hosting its first ever simultaneous nationwide run this coming February 17, 2013.
The PhilHealth Run 2013: Nationwide Mother and Child Protection event was inspired by the two highly successful running events hosted by its Mindanao regional centers.
This event expects to draw 100,000 amateur and professional runners all over the country to run simultaneously with one thinking, which is Universal health care in the Philippines.
Runners will gather in 18 major cities in the country including Tuguegarao, Baguio, Dagupan, Clark, Malolos, Manila, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Batangas, Legazpi, Tacloban, Iloilo, Cebu, Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Marawi, Davao, Zamboanga, and Koronadal.
The 18 cities signify PhilHealth’s 18th Anniversary in providing health care services to Filipino people. The proceeds of this event will support national and regional institutions for the protection of mothers and children over the country.
Race categories are 18K, 10K, 5K, 3K. There is an ongoing registration for this event. To register, please go to http://run2013.philhealth.gov.ph or visit PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Offices and PhilHealth Express.