THE 5150 triathlon in Panglao, Bohol next Sunday (July 10) will not only be a test of speed and endurance among beginners and regular multi-sport campaigners but it also underlines Sun Life’s continuing commitment to help promote a healthy lifestyle among Filipinos.
The event, put on the back burner the last two years due to pandemic, has drawn enthusiastic reception from all over with long-time triathlon backer Sun Life taking the initiative to re-launch the event with the IRONMAN Group given the ever-improving situation—and at the same time provide the Filipinos various avenues to enrich their health and wellness journey.
“For Sun Life, the 5150 Triathlon stands for what we strongly advocatethe importance of living healthier lives. Over the years, we have been committed to helping Filipinos in this pursuit,” said Carla Gonzales-Chong, Chief Client Experience and Marketing Officer of Sun Life Philippines.
The 5150, to be disputed over the Olympic distance of 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run in one of the country’s top triathlon hubs, features various age-group categories while also serving as an introductory race to those looking to get into triathlon in the future.
“We laud the beginners participating in the race. Training for the first Olympic-distance triathlon in these extraordinary times is no easy task but by taking on this challenge, you exemplify great passion and perseverance,” said Gonzales-Chong.
Organized by the Ironman Group/Sunrise Events, Inc., the event also serves as a venue for people to gather and bond over similar interests with Sun Life’s commitment extending to the greater community, where it has partnered with Health Futures Foundation, Inc. to build barangay health stations, thus making quality healthcare accessible to those in remote communities.