Official Press Release
THE FIRST SIMULTANEOUS NATIONWIDE RUN
On February 17, 2013, roads in 18 sites across the nation will be taken over as the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, better known as PhilHealth, stages the first simultaneous nationwide running event dubbed as PhilHealth Run 2013.
Drawing inspiration from the two highly successful running events organized by its regional centers in Mindanao, the PhilHealth Run 2013: Nationwide Run for Mother and Child Protection promises to be a memorable sporting event as it aims to engage near 100,000 professional and amateur runners from different parts of the country – all running simultaneously with one aim in mind: Universal Health Care in the Philippines.
Runners will converge in 18 major cities that include: Manila, Baguio, Dagupan, Tuguegarao, Clark, Malolos, Sta. Rosa, Batangas, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Iligan, Davao, Koronadal, Butuan, and Marawi.
Through this momentous event, PhilHealth aims to rally the entire nation as it helps stage a push towards bringing universal health care a reality. With universal coverage, every Filipino, regardless of status, is given the financial access and support to quality health care and services.
18 SITES, 18 YEARS, 1 NATION
The nationwide run on February 17, 2013 marks PhilHealth’s 18years of service to the Filipino people, having been established in 1995 with the enactment of Republic Act 7875.
The event’s simultaneous staging across 18 sites in the country emphasizes the point of unity and oneness in aim and spirit. As PhilHealth’s 18th year anniversary celebration for February, dubbed National Health Insurance Month through Presidential Proclamation No. 1400 in 2007, it will surely stand different from the rest as one of historic and great proportions.
In support of the country’s efforts towards achieving the Millenium Development Goals of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health, proceeds from the event will be used to support national and regional institutions promoting the protection of mothers and children in the country. The national beneficiary of the PhilHealth Run 2013 is the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, and local beneficiaries vary per region. More than just a running event, it endeavors to uphold the importance of our mother’sand children’s health in the challenge of nation-building.
PhilHealth Run MANILA Venue: Quirino Grandstand
The Quirino Grandstand will be the site of the Manila leg of the country’s first simultaneous nationwide run – the PhilHealth Run 2013. On February 17, 2013, a whopping 18,000 runners from the country’s capitol will come together to celebrate and run for our nation’s mothers and children, and for universal health coverage in the country.
Proceeds of the run will go to 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.
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
|Race Category||Registration Fee||Remarks|
|3K||P350.00||With singlet, race bib, finisher’s certificate, raffle stub|
|5K||P550.00||With singlet, race bib, finisher’s certificate, timing chip, raffle stub|
|10K||P650.00||With singlet, race bib, finisher’s certificate, timing chip, raffle stub|
|18K||P750.00||With singlet, race bib, finisher’s certificate, timing chip, raffle stub|