Sunday, May 20, 2012

MediRun: Running for Fun


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MediRun is a running event sponsored by MediCard this May 19 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig in celebration of it’s 25th year of service as one of the leading Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in the Philippines.


Fun Run or running events have been popular in the Philippines since 2005. In fact there are various organizers leading such event every week and more often held at the Bonifacio Global City, which is a former Military base and Headquarter now turned to be the Central Business District of Taguig City.

I have participated in various running events before and always wanted to participate in BGC events but the odd part is that it’s too far from my home. Instead most events that I have participated with are the Greenfield City Run for 4 consecutive years and also in Nuvali which is close to my house. Since I’m busy with my travels and work, It’s been almost a year now that I have joined another fun run for a cause. This was the Clean Air Run held at Greenfield City Laguna where it promotes the theme that is to have a clean air for us to breath. I missed the Outbreak Manila Run in Nuvali this March because of our company summer outing. I missed everything, I am supposed to be a runner and now being not able to do what I have been doing before.

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My friend at the office encouraged me to participate in a run. Since I have not participated for quite a year now. I decided to join and was able to register again with the MediRun this May 19 held at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig sponsored by MediCard, one of the largest and leading health maintenance organiztion in the Philippines  celebrating it’s 25th years of service. We chose the 3K run since we’ll be running with our daughter though there is a 500m run for kids. Since it’s our first time to run at BGC, we woke up as early as 3am  to get on time before gun start. My daughter enjoy running but upon passing by One Serendra she got tired easily so we decided to walk insteadWinking smile.


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After finishing the run we went at the redemption area to claim our loot bag which are freebies given to runners not just for participating but also for finishing the run. One of the best part of our loot bag is the 4gb especially designed USB Card Open-mouthed smile. In fairness, MediCard has plenty of sponsors compared to other running events. Included in our pre-registration is a couple of voucher from Medicard like free check-up and consultation, free cholesterol testing, and free Triglycerides test to name a few though we have health providers of our own this one is truly useful because consultation cost Php400 to Php600 now a days.


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Overall, the run event is truly awesome and fun, the organizers are really great in leading this event. Parking has never been a problem. You can actually park right beside the site because there is a plenty of parking space at the BGC. I am looking forward again to participate in this kind of event sooner and hopefully it’s not months or not a year will pass to experience it again.