Yesterday, Nutrilite™, the world’s No. 1 selling vitamins and dietary supplements brand, hosted the 5th edition of its annual Nutrilite™ Health Run, a national initiative that advocates wellness and healthy living.During the #NutriliteHealthRun2017, Nutrilite™ gathered almost 10,000 runners in Manila alone.
Leny Olmedo, Country Manager of Amway Philippines said, “Amway advocates a holistic healthy active lifestyle. We are committed to our advocacy to encourage more people to prioritize their personal wellness. We want more people to live healthy by eating right, taking the right supplements and being active. Our annual Nutrilite™ Health Run is our proof of providing a sustaining health activity for all.”
This year’s Nutrilite™ Health Run covers four categories—1K, 5K, 10K and 21K respectively for both Manila and Davao.
First 21K Distance Run in the #NutriliteHealthRun2017
“This year, we are adding the 21K together with the other distances. We acknowledge the fact that Filipino runners want to challenge themselves; and, having this distance as part of the race, in partnership with RUNRIO Events, Inc., participants are assured of first class race organization and management, and more importantly on the safety of our event. The run is something we are highly committed to — to encourage a healthy active lifestyle among the Filipino community,” Olmedo added.
I had the opportunity to be one of the participants of the #NutriliteHealthRUn2017 in the 21K run. It was my 3rd half marathon and I was glad to be able to participate in such a run after being diagnosed with high cholesterol last December 2016 and slowly getting back into health activities.
Posing for a photo after finishing in 2:30:44.
All 21K Finishers received a Finisher’s Medal and Finisher’s Shirt as they cross the Finish Line.
To top it all off, the 1st 21K runner who crossed the finish line got a P20,000 Cash Prize and the 1st 10K Finisher received a P10,000 Cash Prize.
Runners got to win exciting raffle prizes and experience Amway brands such as Miyu and Achievers at the Race Village and both Amway Business Owners (ABOs) and non-ABOs enjoy activities like the Double X Challenge, where they competed in an inflatable obstacle. Other activities were Bike/Row Challenge and Exceed Your Limit Challenge where strength, endurance, speed, and agility were tested. Participants prepared for the run and the challenges through the free running clinics which were led by coach Rio dela Cruz.
The event was also highlighted with the performance of Sponge Cola, their 3rd year participation and support to the annual Nutrilite™ Health Run.
For a very reasonable registration fee of PhP250, for the 1K, 5K and 10K, and PhP850 for the 21K, runners also got a free Nutrilite™ Health Run shirt and race bib.
Amway’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program
Proceeds of the run go to the Amway One By One Campaign for Children, Amway’s corporate social responsibility program. Amway Philippines has partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) under the “Adopt-A-School Program” (ASP) with its literacy through storytelling project and so far the run has seen the completion of six library projects from 2005 to 2014.
With this, Amway also launches the Power of 5 where runners are considered donors and they have their hands printed on a wall to immortalize their contribution to helping the lives of more than ten thousand students and more annually in the six beneficiary schools nationwide.
• Francisco Benitez Elementary School, Makati City
• South City Central Elementary School, Cagayan de Oro City
• Carreta Elementary School, Cebu City
• Urdaneta South City Central Elementary, School, Pangasinan City
• Highway Hills Integrated Elementary, School, Mandaluyong City
• Lacson Elementary School, Davao City
• Rafael Palma Elementary School, City of Manila
Registration for Davao is still open in all Amway Distribution Centers and at Toby’s in Abreeza Mall or online through amway.com.ph or runrio.com. Gun time is 5:30am for 1K, 5:30am for 5k, 5:00am for 10k and 3:30am for the 21K distances respectively.
Nutrilite™ is exclusively distributed by Amway Philippines.
Amway is an $11.8 billion direct selling business based in Ada, Michigan, USA. Top-selling brands for Amway are Nutrilite™ vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, Artistry™ skincare and color cosmetics, and eSpring™ water treatment systems – all sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners. Global sales in 2013 made Amway the #1 direct selling business in the world, according to the Direct Selling News 2014 Global 100. For company news, visit globalnews.amway.com.