Posted by: cruisec0ntr0l | January 20, 2013

18 SITES, 18 YEARS, 1 NATION : Ta-RUN-a!



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.


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


Registration Fees:

Race Category
Registration Fee
With singlet, race bib, finisher’s certificate, raffle stub
With singlet, race bib, finisher’s certificate, timing chip, raffle stub
With singlet, race bib, finisher’s certificate, timing chip, raffle stub
With singlet, race bib, finisher’s certificate, timing chip, raffle stub

Frequently-Asked Questions:

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:
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

Robinsons Novaliches

Robinsons Galleria

Robinsons Metroeast

Robinsons Otis

Robinsons Ermita

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.


12. Where can I direct my inquiries about the PhilHealth Run?

For inquiries about the PhilHealth run you may contact


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