Dubbed as a most colorful and vibrant fun run, the Watson Sun Warrior Challenge to usher the summer season broke attendance records with 5,275 runners all applying sun screen simultaneously, before running the 3k, 5k, and 10k routes. An activity filled with exciting obstacles under the scorching sun, the fun run was held at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds in partnership with Color Manila.
Watsons Sun Warrior ambassadors Yassi Pressman and Dominique Roque led the way to be a Sun Warrior and pledged to be bold, brave, and always sun-protected. Other celebrity guests include triathlete Kim Atienza and TV host Karylle Tatlonghari-Yuzon who also bravely took the challenge: keeping skin protected under the sun, running the 3k route and obstacles, and dancing and partying with colors during the sunny Sunday morning.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the major cause of skin cancer. Exposure of skin under the sun is pummeled by invisible rays that can cause your skin to darken and burn. But the good news is that you can reduce risk of getting skin cancer by protecting yourself from the sun’s UV rays. Protecting your skin from it does not mean you have to stay indoors all the time, because being a Sun Warrior means anyone can still enjoy outdoors under the sun.
“A Sun Warrior, to me, is someone who is unafraid to go under the sun, enjoy the outdoors, and just have fun,” said Pressman.
“For me, he or she is someone who is not afraid to try out new adventures with friends, family, and someone who is just game for everything,” added Roque.
Sharing practical tips on how to protect oneself under the sun, Pressman and Roque each shared the following reminders that are especially important in the summer months.
“Include sun protection in your everyday routine choosing from a variety of on-the-shelf products ranging from SPF 50 all the way to SPF 80,” said Pressman.
“Make sure to reapply sunscreen to get that full sun protection. Just remember that while sunscreen can protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, a lot of its active ingredients can break down over time,” Roque concluded.