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PhilHealth Nationwide Run: Ta-RUN-na!

by on Jan 19th, 2013

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Have you ever heard of UNIVERSAL COVERAGE? Honestly, I haven’t. I actually first heard about it during the recent launch of PhilHealth Nationwide Run last week. Universal Coverage is a type of government sponsored health plan that would provide healthcare coverage to all citizens. It doesn’t matter who, what or where you are, you deserve to be taken care of.

Philhealth understands just how important it is and hence aims to raise awareness of Universal Coverage through the upcoming PhilHealth Nationwide Run!


The PhilHealth Run 2013 is the first simultaneous nationwide run in the country. Participants across 18 sites and cities all over the Philippines including Iloilo, Davao and more will gather and run together for universal health coverage in the country and for mother and child protection.


 Philhealth Nationwide Run: Ta-RUN-na!

18x24_NCR as of Jan11 lowres


What: PhilHealth Nationwide Run 2013

When: February 17, 2013, Sunday

Where: Quirino Grandstand (for the Manila Leg)

18 sites (nationwide race venues) Manila, Baguio, Dagupan, Tuguegarao, Clark, Malolos, Sta. Rosa, Batangas, Legazpi, Iloilo, Cebu, Tacloban, Zamboanga, Iligan, Davao, Koronadal, Butuan, and Marawi.


Philhealth Run



Nationwide Beneficiary: Children’s Medial Center

Manila Leg Beneficiary: Cottolengo Filipino orphanage

*85% of the proceeds will go to the beneficiaries. 50% from each leg will be donated to the Children’s Medical Center and the remaining 35% to the chosen beneficiary of that particular city. Now that’s what I call a RUN for A CAUSE!

*For a complete list of ALL beneficiaries, check it out HERE


Philippine Children's Medical Center

The Philippine Chidren’s Medical Center (PCMC) is a national referral hospital that admits patient with diseases requiring subspecialty care. Among the serious illnesses it caters to is childhood cancer, which now has the most number of admissions and consultations in the hospital.



Cottolengo Filipino is a private non-stock, non-profit, non-government and religious organization. Its objective is to empower persons with disabilities. Through the development and implementation of appropriate programs in partnership with other groups and agencies, persons with disabilities can build their self-esteem and self-reliance, improve productivity, attain social re-integration and achieve emotional, mental and spiritual growth.



Registration Details:

Race Categories: 3k (kiddie run), 3k (adult) 5k, 10k and 18k

Registration Fees: P350 (Kiddie and Adult), P550, P650, P750 respectively

                   * inclusive of singlet, race bib, timing chip, raffle stub and race information

     * no timing chip for 3k category

                   *18k runners will also receive a finisher’s medal upon completion of the race

Gun start: 6:00am, 5:45am, 5:15am, 5:00am respectively



Registration Sites:

1. On-line registration via

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 the payment centers: PhilHealth LHIOs, SM Retail Inc. and Robinsons Bank Corporation

2. Registration Sites: PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Offices (LHIOs) and PhilHealth Express

3. In-store registration (Jan. 30 to Feb 3)

  • Toby’s: SM Manila, SM Southmall, SM Fairview
  • Runnr: Trinoma, EDSA Shangri-La, BGC

4.  At Robinson’s Galleria Sports Loop – 3rd Level (Feb. 2-11)

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.


Philhealth Run Singlet Design:

Philhealth Run singlet design


Philhealth Run Finisher’s Medal (for 18k runners)

Philhealt Run Finisher's Medal


Philhealth Nationwide Run Race Route (Manila)

NCR Race Route


Philhealth Nationwide Run Ambassadors:

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 handpickewd by PhilHealth to be its official event ambassadors for their positive image and sterling achievements in their respective fields.


Philhealth Nationwide Run Manila Press Launch

At the Press Table (L-R) Gwen Zamora, Atty. Alexander P. Padilla, Dr. Shiley Domingo and Mr. Chris Everingham


Philhealth Nationwide Run Manila Press Launch01Philhealth Nationwide Run Manila Press Launch (02)

With Philippine Volcanoes’ Chris Everingham and GMA Kapuso’s Gwen Zamora


Ta-RUN na at the Philhealth Nationwide Run!


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Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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